Khairul Ahsan


Not On The Valentine's Day


No, today is not the Valentine's Day.
Yet, when I woke up in the morning,
At the call of a cuckoo cooing on a
Nearby tree, I reckoned this to be our
Day of love. Refreshed by the gentle
South breeze entering my bedroom
Through the window cleavage that I
deliberately left open, I surmised that
The ambiance was perfect for us to
Celebrate the day, in love, in fondness.

Drizzling droplets stuck on the window
Told me that the outside weather was
Chilly, but inside we were warm. Still in
Bed, I saw you getting down. When I
Stretched out my two palms, a gesture
Well known to you, gently did you place
Your face between my outstretched palms,
For me to caress it. Tightly embraced, we
Felt our love in silence for some time.
Inside love doesn't care for any Day!

I abandoned all my day's work, just to
Spend the day leisurely at home with you.
We spent the day together, simply being
Together and talking. In the evening, at
Other times I would have watched the live
Telecast of the cricket commentary, but
Not tonight. Busy in gossips, you missed
Your regular evening walk, and I one of
My irregular ones. Yet we have no regrets,
As we spent some quality time together.


Dhaka
17 February 2014
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Submitted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Edited: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Love is not to be confined to any special day. While we may look for occasions to celebrate love, we may not lose sight of an ordinary day presenting itself for the purpose. Love and nature are like twin sisters. If and when one is congenial, the other cannot be otherwise.

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  • Valerie Dohren (3/7/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    For those in love, every day is Valentine's Day, or should be. A lovely inspired write Khairul. (Report) Reply

  • Cassandra Jasmine (3/4/2014 7:18:00 PM)

    Awww! It's true; love is not to be confined to just one day. This poem reminds me of our pets; they are ever so willing to drop whatever they're doing (whether it be digging a hole or gnawing on a bone, or even playing with one another) , and head out on a walk with me or any one of out family members, or even just to sit down on the grass and enjoy time just lying there. This might be next to nothing compared to human love, but, in my opinion, it is easier to tell whether an animal's love for you is genuine. A great poem, and 10 from me.
    Cassandra (Report) Reply

  • Tabasom Azadee (2/28/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    every day is Valentine's Day.
    for a lover
    and there is not any Valentine's Day.
    for a cruel heart
    i enjoy
    thanks (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    A Wonderful poem presented beautifully. Very true said Love is not to be confined to any special day.... (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (2/23/2014 4:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful write, full of the simple things in life that become so special when you are with the one you love! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/23/2014 11:47:00 AM)

    @ Beauteous Victory,
    Yes, right you are, as also I am!
    Every day is Valentine's Day in my opinion too.
    Thanks for your generous 10. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/23/2014 11:02:00 AM)

    @ SH,
    My heartfelt thanks for your kind words and blessings.
    I am truly inspired by your thoughts you shared. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/23/2014 7:53:00 AM)

    Yes, love cannot be confined to any special day... I fully agree with you Khairul. True love is a growing reality and matures with time. It cannot wither with the passage of time and marriage is the union of two hearts with one song. It is a pleasure to see young couple in love. But it is even more pleasant to see an ageing couple (may be in their middle age or in the evening of their life) walking hand in hand. They proudly announce to the world the abiding nature of conjugal bliss. From the poem I could feel the warmth of your love. Spending quality time with one's partner will definitely cement the relationship! Enjoyed this poem allowing a glimpse into your domestic life! ! (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (2/20/2014 10:38:00 PM)

    Khairul, I was really touched when I read this poem...Indeed, every day should be celebrated as Valentine's day and even when we are extremely busy, love has its strange ways of somehow creeping though the crevices of day-to-day activities to shower its blessings on us... (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (2/20/2014 4:23:00 AM)

    When u love every day is a special day......so wonderful ...a normal day turned into a special one through the bliss of companionship....bless u (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/19/2014 9:15:00 PM)

    @Aqua Flower,
    Thank you very much for appreciating the poem. Also, thanks for sharing your thoughts on love and I agree to those. (Report) Reply

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