To My Valentine: A Poem by Jayashree Bhattacherjee

It is Springtime
All is drenched with the redolence of Cuckoo’s melodious song
The birds chirp in joy, the butterflies hug the flowers
Season’s seductive music
Fills a lover’s heart with dreams bright and beautiful
It is in these moments
That I need you by my side.
I wait for you
To sing our song of love
Like the Maple and the Pine
To whisper to each other
Resonating in the whisper of the soothing breeze
You are far away and I want to be with you
I want to feel the love in my life
I want you by my side.
This pink-hued page
Will carry my poem of love to you
From a heart struck with Cupid’s arrow
Will you be my Valentine?
Tell me, o darling, will you be forever mine?