Sylvie Drake: “Valentine”

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Sylvie Drake is a translator, writer, poet and a former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. A directing graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse, she was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and currently serves as Director of Publications for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

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Valentine

wordmonger
I spend my time
in rhyme
attempting
self-expression

Wasted session

For you
the things I feel
are real
and plain
and artless

I won’t complain
or make excuses

Be mine
my plain real love
I thine

entwine

Today is Valentine

We are proud to premiere this poem in Cultural Weekly.

Image of embroidered heart by Lori Zimmerman.

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Sylvie Drake

Sylvie Drake

Sylvie Drake is a translator, writer, poet and a former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. A directing graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse, she was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and currently serves as Director of Publications for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Sarah Beard

    So lovely. Ty would be proud it’s published too.

    • Charlotte

      Dear sylvie, thank you for your valentine poem to Ty.your love is an everlasting pearl and goes on forever.xxxcharlotte rae

    • sylvie

      so happy it pleased you…

  • Sandra Murray

    Thank you for sharing this poem. It's lovely. It made me smile — and cry, remembering the great love between you and Ty — an inspiration for all of us.

  • Alan Mandell

    What a wonderful thing to have a published poem on Valentine's Day for
    your true valentine. A beautiful poem for a beautiful human being.