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#173559 - 02/14/08 02:42 PM My Prescriptive Valentine  
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from the friendly folks at Language Log.

#173561 - 02/14/08 03:41 PM Re: My Prescriptive Valentine [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Ha!

#173562 - 02/14/08 03:53 PM Re: My Prescriptive Valentine [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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My nonprescriptive Valentine
Fragmentary:

Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is,
All the air is thy diocese,
And all the chirping choristers
And other birds are thy parishioners;
The lyric lark, and the grave whispering dove,
The sparrow that neglects his life for love,
The household bird, with the red stomacher;
Thou mak'st the blackbird speed as soon,
As doth the goldfinch, or the halcyon;...and so on; and so on.

John Donne (1572-1631)


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