Happy Valentines Day!

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Let the cooltext1427820810 begin! It’s not a secret that I’m an old sloosh-bucket. At this point in my life I feel a lot of love. I love the Earth and most of who sail on her. I feel a very real love for animals, that turns to very real pain when I see them suffering. Then I feel very real urges to go all Greenpeace, and beat the crap out of those doing the hurting. But that’s not what today’s about. I love YOU bloggers! I really do. Over the time I’ve known you, and seen all your wonderful personalities shine through in all sorts of wonderful ways, I’ve grown very partial to so many of you. So. Once again I give to you the words of one of my favourite poets, and my favourite poem of all time.

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How Do I Love Thee?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use, in my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

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And some mellow love vibes to continue my slooshing of you today.

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I hope you have a wonderful day of love, wherever on this floating rock you’re lurking over a hot keyboard. And…. MWAH! Sloosh out.

Happy Valentines Day B

24 thoughts on “Happy Valentines Day!

    Jacob S. Tucker said:
    February 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Reblogged this on A Prosetic Parisian and commented:
    Just a wonderful post!

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    February 14, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
    Jo’s post says it all better than I ever could 🙂

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    davidprosser said:
    February 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Have a fantastic day Jo.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

      XXXHuge HugsXXX and thank you David! You show us how to do these things so well. 🙂 xxxx

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    Cynthia Reyes said:
    February 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful, Jo.
    Thanks for it.

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Cynthia – and much loves to you. 🙂

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    John W. Howell said:
    February 14, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Happy valentines day.

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    Kev said:
    February 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Listening to Phil Collins right now…love his stuff! 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Me too – he’s sublime. I never feel the need to hop over any song on any of his albums either. 😀

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        Kev said:
        February 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        Same here, but my all time fav is Against The Odds. 🙂

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          February 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

          LOVE that song! And True Colours too. 😀

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            Kev said:
            February 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

            You have good taste in music 🙂

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    Sherri said:
    February 15, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Perfect poem and who better than Phil Collins and his Groovy kind of love? Love, love, love you Jo…Happy Valentine’s Day to you lovely lady 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thank YOOO lovely lady yourself! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Sherri! 😀 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHUGSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😀

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        Sherri said:
        February 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        🙂 🙂 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          February 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

          LOL! You had the last MWAH! XXXX

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            Sherri said:
            February 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

            Ha Ha!!! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! said:
    February 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    There are some bloggers that you feel have become friends despite great distances. Jo Robinson is one of those and I have come to rely on both her super blogs and also her support both here, Twitter and on Google+ – Valentine’s Day is over for another year but the sentiment that prompts this annual celebration is one that should be for every day of the year. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the first poet that I really ever read and that was because of the musical and wonderful lyrics in Robert and Elizabeth with June Bronhill and Keith Michell in 1964 – lyrics of songs and poems keep love alive as long as you keep listening and reciprocating. Thanks Jo for a lovely Valentine’s day post.

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