Thomas Hood

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet For the 14th of February of poet Thomas Hood

Sonnet For the 14th of February

No popular respect will I omit 
To do thee honor on this happy day, 
When every loyal lover tasks his wit 
His simple truth in studious rhymes to pay, 
And to his mistress dear his hopes convey. 
Rather thou knowest I would still outrun 
All calendars with Love's,?whose date alway 
Thy bright eyes govern better than the Sun,? 
For with thy favor was my life begun; 
And still I reckon on from smiles to smiles, 
And not by summers, for I thrive on none 
But those thy cheerful countenance complies: 
Oh! if it be to choose and call thee mine, 
Love, thou art every day my Valentine.