Martyr Valentine

Geoffrey Chaucer, whose Canterbury Tales share...
It is love and love only

The following is an excerpt from ‘NEWSMAX.COM’s ‘Valentine’s Day History’.   Put here to learn and show the origin of each holiday; perhaps to learn the situations in life which brought it about..

‘The date derives its name from several Christian martyrs from the early hundreds. (AD)

‘One specific Valentine is said to have been martyred in Africa on February 14th and that is where the date came from.

‘The romantic aspect of the holiday comes for Geoffrey Chaucer who wrote, “For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate”.  (I believe Chuacer to be wonderfully romantic..but for me sententious at times).

‘Critics mistakenly assumed he was referring to St. Valenine’s Day of February 14th, although that is not when birds would be mating.’

‘Chaucer’s writing seems to have brought it to light..prior to his writing it there was no existing holiday.’

‘It seems only just that the city of l0ve, Paris, adopted a High Court of Love on February 14th, 1400.  This was run by woman on the basis of their poetry reading ability of the earliest written Valentine’s’.

Having excerpted here..I proceed to my poem for this day..



  ‘The romantic finds good purpose                                       

 News came this way..brand new holiday..brings peace, romance to the head..remembered youth in marriage bed..

In long lost past time it seems Missionaries had their dreams..buried intent of riches find..bring glory god to each without wife brings need..missionaries sought to breed..what the buried motive there..he was human..need not care..

Commands justified you the Christian diety..plant the seed..burn the wood..God will do good..for the soul..on the earth..they claimed they brought spiritual birth..each day night..then sunrise..did they proselytize?

Everyone knows the commands control must fail..against sun wind stars trees and rain..for greed kills spirit love brings pain..forgetting that..bad ol’ bad..thinking of the love I had..

Valentine wish here for love ever you could see..


The fun and games mankind has had with this holiday is remembered..with pics..Peace Tony


American Tradition..Glorfying Gangsters














About cryinforthedyin

I write philosophy and poetry. I postulate solutions for problems..I find similiar things in history to compare to present day, hoping to find a solution to the seemingly difficult task of giving and receiving love. I play music. Blues harp, piano, guitar, electric and acoustic. I sing..I love to sing..Peace Tony
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2 Responses to Martyr Valentine

  1. Back at you and yours..Peace Tony


  2. akamonsoon says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Cece!


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