A Poem for Valentine’s Day

Sonnet for the 14th of February

by Thomas Hood

No popular respect will I omit 
To do thee honor on this happy day, 
When every loyal lover tasks his wit 
His simple truth in studious rhymes to pay, 
And to his mistress dear his hopes convey. 
Rather thou knowest I would still outrun 
All calendars with Love’s,—whose date alway 
Thy bright eyes govern better than the Sun,— 
For with thy favor was my life begun; 
And still I reckon on from smiles to smiles, 
And not by summers, for I thrive on none 
But those thy cheerful countenance complies: 
Oh! if it be to choose and call thee mine, 
Love, thou art every day my Valentine.

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ON THIS DAY: February 14, 2018

February 14th is

Valentine’s Day

National Donor Day *

California Oranges Day *

Ferris Wheel Day

Pet Theft Awareness Day *

Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

International Book Giving Day *

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ON THIS DAY: February 13, 2018

February 13th is

Fat Tuesday

Desperation Day *

Galentine’s Day *

Italian Food Day

Tortellini Day

World Radio Day *

International Condom Day *

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ON THIS DAY: February 12, 2018

February 12th is

International Darwin Day *

Lincoln’s Birthday *

Lost Penny Day *

PB&J Day

NAACP Day *

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TCS: A Race for Cures Before Extinction

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.
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“We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage,
if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of
mutual toleration and self-interest.”

– Lester B. Pearson, Canadian statesman and diplomat

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ON THIS DAY: February 11, 2018

February 11th is

Shut-In Visitation Day

Make a Friend Day

Peppermint Patty Day

White Shirt Day *

Get Out Your Guitar Day

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ON THIS DAY: February 10, 2018

February 10th is

Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Plimsoll Day *

Umbrella Day *

‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ Day *

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