Tyne Poetry

Poetry and Pictures from Tyneside by Alan Hartley

Valentine for a Bonny Lass







If I lived in a castle tall,
And had a servant at my gate,
Was lord and master over all,
And supped from off a golden plate,
Possessed all knowledge now possessed,
And skill to make great beauty live,
Was loved and honourèd and blessed,
If happiness were mine to give,
I'd give it all, your heart to move,
And ask for just one smile my love.




Valentine Rose



Any impoverished Geordie who can’t afford an expensive fancy card for his sweetheart

is permitted to pass this poem off as his own work on St.Valentine’s Day




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Page banner photograph of the Tyne Bridge and the Sage Gateshead ©2012 Carol Haynes.