Poetry embraces the many shades of love. While romantic love certainly takes center stage on this day, Valentine’s Day offers a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the multifaceted nature of love itself. Familial love, depicted by Maya Angelou and Pablo Neruda, showcases the depth of our connections with our families. On this special day, let’s acknowledge caregivers, kindred spirits and the compassion that unites us all. The love shared between friends, marked by laughter and unwavering support also finds resonance in the world of poetry.
So while the traditional symbols of Valentine’s Day often evoke images of romantic dinners and red roses, let us not forget the quieter, yet equally significant forms of love that permeate our existence.