Poetry and Pictures from Tyneside by Alan Hartley

tyne poetry headerPhotograph ©Carol Haynes.

Valentine for a Bonny Lass

Valentine RoseIf I lived in a castle tall,
And had a servant at my gate,
Was lord and master over all,
And supped from off a golden plate,
Possessed all knowledge now possessed,
And skill to make great beauty live,
Was loved and honourèd and blessed,
If happiness were mine to give,
I'd give it all, your heart to move,
And ask for just one smile my love. 

Any impoverished Geordie who can’t afford an expensive fancy card for his sweetheart is permitted to pass this poem off as his own work on St.Valentine’s Day