In two days, yep, V-Day

I have been writing this blog,

for almost,

four years,

I have written,

in that time,

642 posts,

3 were dedicated to Valentine’s day.

I write one every year,


I thought,

since some of you,

might not have been,

reading bookish butch,

a few years ago,

as a prelude to,

Valentine’s Day,

I would republish,

one today,

one tomorrow,


a new one on Saturday.

Hope you like them


From 2012


Valentine’s Day, not for the faint of heart

It’s Valentine’s Day,

a day,

for believers,

for romantics,

who believe,

in the power,

of love,

of romance,

of wooing,

of courtship,

of wearing,

our hearts,

on our sleeves.

It’s about believing,


to rise above,

the ersatz sentiment,

promoted by,

mercantile preoccupations.



A little naivete,

a little innocence,

never hurt anybody,

quite the opposite,

cynicism hurts,

innocence doesn’t,

belief and hope,

are  what get,

you out of bed,

in the morning,


if you don’t believe,

in love,

the real of it,

the possibility of it,

the dream of it,

the pure and the carnal of it,

what do you believe in?

there is nothing,

more important,

than love.

Valentine’s is about,

romantic love.

The love,

that sets you afire,

the love so intense,

the love so raw,

the love so comfortable,

the love so heady,

the love so warm and fuzzy,

that most of the time,

you are swaying,

from it’s intensity,

it’s force,

it’s beauty,

the love that changes,


never tires,

the love,

you believed in,


wondered if,

it really,


romanticism, does not preclude, skepticism:-)

The love that,

once had,


be lived without,

that’s what,



It is for the true believer,

not for the faint of heart.

I believe,

and it is my fervent,


that you all,


as well.

Happy Valentine’s, girls.

May all your love dreams come true,

mine have,


Later girls,


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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

2 thoughts on “In two days, yep, V-Day”

  1. And no post planned for ‘the day’ itself? You’re messing with my mind BB.
    Still, I suppose being sandwiched by posts is kind of like being given a blog hug.

  2. Oh yes, there is a post planned for the day itself, I messed up the days, right? Friday is Valentine’s day not Saturday, oops, yes, there will be a post, a big butchy hug of a post:-)
    Nice to have you back.

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