Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida

by George E. Merrick

“Valentine to an Island Love”

Additional Information
  • 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.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
  • Word Count: 74
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: florida stories, poetry
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To Eunice

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!