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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
 
February 14
A Valentine
By Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
 
AWAKE, awake, O gracious heart,
  There’s some one knocking at the door;
The chilling breezes make him smart;
  His little feet are tired and sore.
 
Arise and welcome him before        5
  Adown his cheeks the big tears start;
  Awake, awake, O gracious heart,
There’s some one knocking at the door!
 
’Tis Cupid come with loving art
  To honor, worship, and implore;        10
And lest, unwelcomed, he depart
  With all his wise, mysterious lore,
Awake, awake, O gracious heart,
  There’s some one knocking at the door!
 
 
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