The most romantic meal is fish and chips
in all the world, when shared with one you love:
tart tang of salt and vinegar on the lips
the tongue to tease, beyond reproach, above
the cove carved out by coloured coasts,
beneath the war memorial at high noon,
leftover scraps to hungry seagulls tossed:
to us, surfeit; to scavengers, a boon!
In a sunlit cafe, one day in Durham
washed down with tea, served up with bread and butter:
on lovers’ lips simple requests become
tongue twisting riddles, baffling to utter…
The most romantic meal is fish and chips:
their savour sweet, sealed by these fingertips.
A Sonnet for Valentine’s Day
What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day than with a love sonnet? Something lighthearted yet delicious to savour with a loved one. This poem is not included in Archery In The UK, but it is certainly in keeping with the themes of the book: looking back on fond memories whilst making new ones. If you like sonnets, and you appreciate love poetry, you will adore this collection…
A perfect Valentine’s Day offering, Ingrid! ❤️
Thank you Merril! 🎣 🍟
You’re welcome! 😊
Oh, this is wonderful! Well written! Yes, Fish & Chips on the beach, so romantic! Better still the scampi and chips cooked on the beach at a certain place in Wales.
Hubby & I never celebrate Valentines. We have two anniversaries (when we fell in love and when we married) – that’s enough! In fact, I was wondering just now why Google had two raindrops being lovey dovey. Now I know……. 🙂
At least I explained the mystery for you 😅❤️
Nicely penned, dear Ingrid & Happy Valentine’s Day! 😊❤️
Thank you Phil!
Lovely romantic sonnet, Ingrid! Happy Valentine’s Day! <3
Thank you, Cheryl, and to you and Robert ❤️
Perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s the little things that connect us most deeply. (K)
That is true, thank you Kerfe.
You know some of us never got past Line #1, don’t you?
I so love the way this poem transforms the ordinary into the remarkable! ❣️
Thank you, Layla – sometimes the ordinary things are the most special! 😊
Guess what’s for tea in our house tonight!
Mushy peas needed to complete the meal. A lovely read.
Absolutely! Thank you David.
I had fish and chips on the beach with my husband of 30 years a month or so ago. It was delicious. It is the most romantic meal in the world
I think it has to do with the sharing 🥰
And the beach and holidays
Of course 😎
This is so beautiful, Ingrid! 💞 Made me hungry too! 😁
I made myself hungry 😅 thanks Michele!
Not your typical Valentine’s Day poem! I love it!!
Thank you Liz 😊
You’re welcome, Ingrid.
I generally wouldn’t think of fish and romance in the same sentence, but you made a good case for it here in this poem!
Thank you 😊
your verses are so decadent and dreamy! Great sonnet! 😋
We like a bit of decadence here at EIF 😅
And fried to perfection! 👏👏
… May the Lord Cod make us truly thankful x
Amen 🙏 ❤️
My favourite things put together. Fish and chips + romance!
You can’t go wrong 😅
this is very interesting this topic, i suppose it is due to the fact it comes from a much simpler day, when they wrapped the fish and chips in yesterdays newspapers.
Perhaps that’s where it all began!
Thank you Jeff! 🙏