Funny, light-hearted and short, To My Valentine by Ogden Nash is the perfect wedding reading for any civil ceremony. It's an upbeat poem about love, and if you're looking to have your guests laughing then Ogden Nash has got your back! We've also got your back with a free copy of the poem, and a jpeg down below for your Pinterest board. Happy reading...
To My Valentine
by Ogden Nash
More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.
I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.
As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That’s how much you I love.
I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.
I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oaths,
That’s how you’re loved by me.
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