It’s that time of the year once again where most of us are overcome by a whirlwind of love and find ourselves swooning without a moment’s notice. Not me, obviously, as I’m immune to such things. So much so, for this year, I have decided to extend my Valentine’s celebrations somewhat.

Oops. Somebody fainted then. Oh no, my mistake… they merely swooned.

Long time visitors will be aware that I don’t do Valentine’s. I turn it into a mini Hallowe’en. I like Hallowe’en so it helps me through the lovey dovey season.

For this year’s extravaganza, I have trawled through the ages to find characters to help me with a little referendum. To decide once and for all whether they think love is a good thing or not.

Sorry. Somebody swooned again then.

As I was saying, these specially selected characters will provide a haiku, and will then publicly cast their vote to say either ‘yes’, yes, love is a good thing, or ‘no’, no, it isn’t. They also have the option to give a reason for their decision, but only if they so desire. Well, it is Valentine’s.

And kicking things off we have Cupid.

Love is like the Spring
Sometimes fresh or very hot
Most times elusive

Cupid’s vote: NO

Cupid says: “It’s too much hard work. For me, I mean. I have to keep flying around, firing arrows through people who have absolutely no idea that I’ve done it. I’ve been doing it for Millennia and all I have is a mention here and a painting there. AND I have to be careful not to impale myself whilst doing my treacherous and unpaid job otherwise I end up falling in love with myself when I see my reflection, and it is so embarrassing when that happens. It takes an age to sort out. It was alright to start off with, but for me, for now, it’s a resounding NO”

Oh dear. We aren’t off to a good start, are we?

More tomorrow!

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  1. I don’tdo valentines either! Try not to notice it but when all are swooning and fainting around you it’s a bit difficult to not notice the arrows flying everywhere! Not my way granted but it’s far too cold for swooning and fainting any way!!😉😀

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    1. Imagine if Valentine’s was in the midst of Summer, Icewolf… that could make the swooning and fainting easier. I still wouldn’t do it then either, mind you!

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  2. Well …I did make a few valentines for the store that sells my cards, but I will admit my heart really wasn’t into it. They turned out ok but not having a love in my life right now, except my grands , just sorta takes the wind out of the sails. Tom dear, you know I’m not into Halloween either but I’ll be eager to see what you come up with . We just never know what is coming from the mansion.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. The Mansion’s productions are likely to be as random as ever, so I’m just as eager to see what I come up with too! ☺ Maybe you should do mid-season cards instead of Valentine’s ones… change the focus slightly. Just an idea.

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        1. I think I did miss it, Beverly. I’ve only been passing through Blogland lately, catching the latest posts in the reader when I can, so I’ve probably missed loads of important and great things!
          I almost missed this comment as well, sorry about that!
          I shall check out your shop.
          Great for you… and good luck with it! 😀

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  3. I don’t do Halloween, I love haiku so yes, I will read them. Valentine’s not sure yet if I will. Considering it makes me cry too much with sadness.

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  4. Hi Tom!!! 🙂 ❤

    Just pinched the Tardis (River does it all the time!!! 😀 ❤ )

    I was going to tell you a time travelling joke, but you didn’t like it. 😉 ❤

    Blessed Be my friend!!! 🙂 ❤


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