2023 Valentine’s Day Special

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Roger Bunting stops in to deliver his annual love poem recitation for Valentine’s Day.

TASTES LIKE BURNING, a podcast by Tim and James

Instrumental Music by Monica Gil Music  and gils102.

Poem – Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe, read by Basil Rathbone, put to music by Foxiekitten25

Song – Annabelle Lee by Fiddler’s Green.

To Earthward by Robert Frost
Love at the lips was touch 
As sweet as I could bear; 
And once that seemed too much; 
I lived on air  

That crossed me from sweet things, 
The flow of—was it musk 
From hidden grapevine springs 
Downhill at dusk?  

I had the swirl and ache 
From sprays of honeysuckle 
That when they're gathered shake 
Dew on the knuckle.  

I craved strong sweets, but those 
Seemed strong when I was young; 
The petal of the rose 
It was that stung.  

Now no joy but lacks salt, 
That is not dashed with pain 
And weariness and fault; 
I crave the stain  Of tears, 
the aftermark Of almost too much love, 
The sweet of bitter bark 
And burning clove.  

When stiff and sore and scarred 
I take away my hand 
From leaning on it hard 
In grass and sand,  

The hurt is not enough: 
I long for weight and strength 
To feel the earth as rough 
To all my length. 

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