Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sharon's St. Valentines Day

14th century poet, Geoffrey Chaucer is credited with the reinvention of St Valentine into current romantic lore.
Sharon swoons as she reads the tales of Chaucer from her balcony,
"shewe forth thyn ers, and lat the frere se
Right so as bees out swarmen from an hyve,
Out of the develes ers ther gonne dryve
"
Old Middle English looking a lot like modern American typo.

sharons-valentine

7 comments:

Top Chook said...

didn't sharon get flowers? That makes two of us!

sweeps said...

it's refreshing to see on St Valentine day that "swarmin from thine shive" is preferred to a box of chocolates..

Kenny P. said...

That Chaucer guy couldn't spell his way out of a papyr saq.

d_orlando said...

Hahahahahahahahaha, Kenny!

d_orlando said...

That's some choice Chaucer, Sharon.

Ding Dong said...

ding dong hopes sharon's love is emmanating towards ding dong!

Ruth said...

Happye Cupids Daye to My Favoryte Funny Valentyne! For a great song click on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-vlbvtePI