Saints and seekers are the noble saviors of the world
Practice it is to pay them homage from the days of old
Romans jailed Saint Valentine for his act of kindness
Of performing marriages for soldiers with boldness!
Jailer’s daughter was cured of illness when Valentine
Was in jail; the day in advance of execution, Saint
Sent a letter to that girl signed ‘your Valentine’
That was meant to be a farewell with a scent!
Great day degenerated now to spend a day in joy
With the opposite sex- Open or secret, park or beach,
Parents know or not; Let us bring back the glory of the day
Paying respect, with a feast to the good and noble saints.
Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers.
P S :Today appears in the following link my article on a revolutionary Tamil national Poet Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar,
This will be a serial in the e journal to come for a few more weeks. Kindly make your comment beneath the article itself where a space is provided.