- Year Published: 1920
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Merrick, G. E. (1920). Songs of the wind on a southern shore, and other poems of florida. The Four Seas Publishing Co.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
- Word Count: 74
Merrick, G. (1920). “Valentine to an Island Love”. Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 10, 2013, from
Merrick, George E.. "“Valentine to an Island Love”." Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida. Lit2Go Edition. 1920. Web. <>. December 10, 2013.
George E. Merrick, "“Valentine to an Island Love”," Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida, Lit2Go Edition, (1920), accessed December 10, 2013,.
Brow eyes of fair Hispania;
Black hair of Indie Isle;
Inheriting of old Britannia
—Not your langourous Latin smile,—
But your stubborn wilful spirit,—
Your spunky saucy style.
Sweet lips—of kisses Elysian:—
More fragrant than “Parfume Vantine.”
Chic grace—of essence Parisian:
Hot temper that most matches mine:—
True heart;—filled with love that is precious:
Why you are my Valentine!