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Complete Poems by Ernest Hemingway
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Jun 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

Cutthroat Ecstasy. I guess that's how I would describe the relationship I had with the girlfriend who gave me this book. The girl, on her own, was incredible. She gave me this book for valentine's day and circled a poem for me to read and left me a little note. To this day it remains the only poem I've bothered to memorize and is one of my favorites. And that I am just now rediscovering poetry and realizing I like the short one's and she would send me the following makes me really want to run into her again one of these nights:

If My Valentine You Won't Be
by Earnest Hemingway

If my valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree.

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