Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!


"Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twines
Tell me what makes skies so blue
And I'll tell you why I love you

Nuclear fusion makes stars
Tropisms make the ivy twine
Rayleigh scattering makes skies so blue
Sex hormones are why I love you"

- Isaac Asimov

1 comment:

Jay said...

Awesome poem. Here's another V-Day blurb, courtesy of

The dismal specter of yet another agonizing Valentine’s Day lumbers fatefully closer like some pink, sappy-faced behemoth. It reeks of refrigerated flowers and dirty cash, its roar a cacophony of disposable jingles for cheap diamonds, decapitated roses, and sickening confections barely fit for human consumption. It descends ravenous upon us all, feeding on hearts- whether bitter, black, or broken- passing over only the rare few it finds in a state of true romantic love.

To them, rather the vulgar monstrosity it is, the beast appears instead as a dear friend long awaited. They are swept as lovers into the creature’s intoxicating embrace, not to be devoured, but rather only pickpocketed, then left dizzied and drunk, as the beast returns to hibernation. In a year, it will return- more diabolical than before. And as certain as its coming, it will feed first and most viciously on the very ones it passed the year before. For what romance lasts longer than a season, anyway?