Happy Valentine’s Day

More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests uninvited guests,
That’s how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a cripple needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oaths,
That’s how much you’re loved by me.

–Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

12 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day

  1. Corrie.S.P. says:

    AWWE, That pic is adorbs! Good poem!

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  2. John Holton says:

    I can just hear Franklyn MacCormack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklyn_MacCormack) reading that over romantic music…

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  3. L.K. Latham says:

    This is my kind of valentine poem. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    I quite like gin rummy…. Hugs to you this Valentines Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lisa Beth says:

    Fabulous! Is this how much you love your readers? 😀 we love you too! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. trentpmcd says:

    Interesting take on a love poem… lol, I love it as much as I hate paper cuts dipped in lemon juice.

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  7. Herb says:

    I love Ogden Nash!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jenny_o says:

    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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