Cupid’s arrow

Cupid’s arrow is the 365 Days of Writing Prompts offering for Valentine’s Day.

February 14

Cupid’s arrow It’s Valentine’s Day, so write an ode to someone or something you love. Bonus points for poetry!

I’m not sure mine counts as poetry, but it does rhyme!

You twirl your eyebrows
devilishly and fix your eyes on me.
I sometimes am intimidated,
but now a glimpse I see –
a twinkle in your eye –
I am yours and you are my hubby.

There is a tradition of red roses (or a single red rose) being given on this date.  It occurred to the cryptic crossword solving compartment of my brain that rose is an anagram of Eros.

Cupid is derived from the Latin and Eros is the Greek god of love.

Romantic love is all very well, but there is a lot of commercialism around Valentine’s Day.  I read somewhere that it is the second most important date for the card industry after Christmas.

Saint Valentine is almost forgotten in this show of hearts and roses.

There is a saying, “Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.”  I doubt whether its veracity has been checked.

Even if you are feeling unlucky in love this Valentine’s Day, remember that God (with a capital G) is love.  John’s first letter tells us this more than once.  (1 John)