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language filled heart

In the gondola in Venice,
you flattered me so, “Sei bella.”

On the streets of Seville,
you charmed me, “Te adoro.”

Along the French Riviera,
you declared your love for me, “Je taime.”

But it wouldn’t matter if it were said in English or Chinese,
on the Hawaiian islands or in Timbuktu.

I see it in your eyes and in your caring ways,
and those, among many other blessings,
are why I say:

“I love you more than I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow.”

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Sei bella: You are beautiful
Te adoro: I adore you.
Je taime.: I love you.