Sylvie Drake: "Valentine"

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.



I spend my time
in rhyme

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


Today is Valentine

We are proud to premiere this poem in Cultural Weekly.

Image of embroidered heart by Lori Zimmerman.

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