Anyone Else? With Valentines day coming up in a few weeks, someone might just get caught with the need to extemporize something. Here are my two favorites: Go, Lovely Rose! by Edmund Waller Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time, and me, That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be. Tell her that's young, And shuns to have her graces spied, That hadst thou sprung In deserts where no men abide, Thou must have uncommended died. Small is the worth Of beauty from the light retired: Bid her come forth, Suffer her self to be desired, And not blush so to be admired. Then die! that she The common fate of all things rare May read in thee How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet, and fair! The Silken Tent by Robert Frost She is as on a lawn a silken tent At midday when a sunny summer breeze Has dried the dew and all the ropes relent, So that in guys it gently sways at ease, And it supporting central cedar pole, That is its pinnacle to heavenward And signifies the sureness of the soul, Seems to owe naught to any single cord, But strictly held by none, is loosely bound By countless silken ties of love and thought To everything on earth the compass round, And only by one’s going slightly taut In the capriciousness of summer air Is of the slightest bondage is made aware. This Poem by Frost has a wonderful interpretation titled "Inner Strength" ..