Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Legend of Valentine


Bishop Valentine

lovers friend in Roman times

martyr for marriage


Claudius II, 270 AD didn’t want men to marry during wartime because he believed single men made better soldiers. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret wedding ceremonies. Valentine was jailed and then executed by order of the Emperor on February 14.

According to legend it was St. Valentine himself who sent the first valentine in the form of a letter to his jailer’s blind daughter with whom he had fallen in love. He penned a note to her and signed it ‘ From your Valentine’.


A haiku for dVerse

Valentine’s Day is my birthday:)

Image sourced from google artist unknown



To give life hope he would contrive,

to set aside his darker side,

but in the shadows of the  night,

nature begged to be applied,

Sins they say are death’s dark wage,

but hunger has to be assuaged.

Hearty and hairy the howl he makes,

fortells the fear on every face.

Those who hear run to disperse,

and find the safety of a church,

which only makes his hunger  worse.

Sharp teeth exposed and lips wide pursed,

the victim’s neck  his eye tooth hacks,

the master mind of dire attack.


Joining the game at dVerse 🙂

Our Star

Claudia's Star.

Every man and woman is a star

sparkling cosmic sparks swarming

in the energy from ain soph aur

bringing the breath of life

to wisdom and understanding.

God’s dream unfolds in Daath

containing in consciousness

experiences of incarnation


Teetering on the abyss

the spiritual self discarnate

deliberates perfection,

contemplates compassion,

in the condemned cell

from which tiny window

shines infinite light

absorbing evolution.


Amazing Artwork by Claudia Schoenfeld with thanks.