I bought this postcard at a tiny little antiques fair this morning, because the couple kissing caught my eye, and the poem was old fashioned and lovely…
"He stoops and kisses her red lips. He
looks deep in her eye-
He whispers: "Fairest flower of all,
I’ll love you till I die.
For with the
I take your heart so true.
And it is for the fairest flower,
that in loves garden grew."
All well and hopelessy romantic, I thought. Until I turned the card over and saw this:
I’ll catch you at this game!!
I hope you enjoy yourself sometimes!!
Bitter? humorous? Or sarcastic?
I sometimes like to enjoy myself… Sometimes. 😉
That's the kind of really disappointing love letter I used to get … and it would be all the worse to have the front poem (so sweet!) to compare it to!
I just found your blog and it's lovely … I love Doris Day movies, too, and Anne Tyler is one of my very favorite authors. One question … what is a "pinny"? (Off to Google …)
oooohhh…. Wouldn't we love to know the "scoop" on this one? I'm thinking since it is written to a man, isn't it??? bitter. or sarcastically promising…. hmmm… Wonderful…. (I originally wrote wounderful—which might be a new word to describe how the writer of this might have been feeling. haha..)
I just picked up the same card at an antique shop in Ohio. I re-gifted it as a timeless valentines day card. It made her cry…..