Valentine’s Day Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

Valentine’s Day is coming up — an ideal topic for my very overdue limerick and a haiku (senryu) prompt. First, my limerick:

St. Valentine’s Day’s coming soon.
It’s a choc’late and rose-sellers’ boon.
Will your loved one come through
And make festive ado?
Or just buy you a five-buck balloon?

And now my haiku (senryu):

St. Valentine’s Day—
One day each February?
No. Daily each year.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write some verse about Valentine’s Day. When you’ve posted your poem(s), please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry, using Mr. Linky. And please post a comment as well.

(For more Valentine’s Day cheer, my Valiant Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Day humor column is here.)

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20 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Val says:

    I love these prompts, they’re scads of fun Mad. Thanks. :)

  2. Holly says:

    Keep the prompts coming! :)

  3. Joyce T. says:

    Let’s here it for ‘festive ado’!

    I enjoyed your poetry, and thank you for the prompts, Mad. :)

  4. Joyce T. says:

    If Holly reads back here again, I don’t see how to leave a comment on her blog. I don’t want to configure Outlook to email a comment. :(

  5. Alan Summers says:


    Valentine’s Day
    a lone christmas star
    over the table


  6. Alan Summers says:


    mid-february date
    the right dark chocolates
    elude me


  7. Lilibeth says:

    Ok, this is fun. I thought about it all the way to school today and ended up getting one finished on the way there and another on the way home. But the…

    Haiku eludes me
    and a Valentine offering
    proved impossible!

  8. Hi, I’ve posted the wrong permalink the first time I’m entered in mr Linky.
    I’ll try again!!!

  9. Hi Mad, love the humor (humour GB) in your verses, as ever!
    Thanks for the prompt and Happy Valentine’s day to you!

  10. stan ski says:

    $5 for a balloon! Love doesn’t come cheap!
    365 x 5 = whatever – it’s well worth it.

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks for your kind words and your Valentine’s Day verse. And please keep them coming!

  12. Granny Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing your always-clever verse, and for giving us a chance to share with one another. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  13. Hi, Madeline. Here’s one I just happened to have hanging around in a Word file:

    The essay for Valentine’s Day
    Was “I Miss You When You Are Away.”
    When he’d finished, Jake snored
    Till they shook him, then roared:
    “I just slept with a miss-you essay!”

  14. That’s funny – I just noticed I’m a year off!

  15. madkane says:

    Better late than never, Graham! :)

  16. Jonathan Jensen says:

    Valentine’s, you say?
    Holy crap, is that today?
    Rite Aid, here I come!

  17. madkane says:

    Love it, Jonathan!

  18. Rashmi says:

    I’m a romance-impaired female too, skeptic and single. Here’s my limerick posted on Valentine’s day.

    Valentine and moonshine

    Come February, stores woo you like valentine,
    Ambush you to boost their bottomline,
    They hustle groundnut oil
    Even pitch aluminum foil
    Will they beguile you with their moonshine?

  19. madkane says:

    Always nice to meet another romance-impaired woman. Thanks for your verse. :)