Here’s one for Valentine’s Day (Click here if you want to read last year’s Valentine’s Day haikus):
Sir Philip Sidney
from The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
My true love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for another given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven:
My true love hath my heart and I have his.
His heart in me keeps him and me in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and sense guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own,
I cherish his because in me it bides:
My true love hath my heart, and I have his.
And here’s one for my real life today.
The new boy is blind.
How will I ever help him?
He starts on Tuesday.
I think I must buy this book of poems, Laura. They are so good.And I’ll be praying for Tuesday.