With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought a romantic Spark would be nice. And there is no more romantic cat among the Kitties Blue than the one-and-only, scene-stealer, Mau. So for the third day in a row, here he is with a Spark that is very special to Dad Tom and me.
Mau is snoozing on a blanket from his beautiful wife, Allie, while dreaming of her. He spends many hours each day doing this.
Now, a bit more about this Spark. The two lines are lyrics from a popular song, entitled, “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms.” The song was written in 1808 by Irish poet, Thomas Moore.
These lines are important to the kitties’ dad and me as we used Moore’s song in 1973 as part of our wedding vows. I have included the entire song below.
The first line of the Spark has become so important and meaningful to us through the years, that it is engraved on our headstone…yes, we already have one in place in the nearby cemetery. Can’t get much more romantic than that.
Here is the entire song, as originally published, for those unfamiliar with it.
Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms
BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and flee from my arms
Like fairy-gifts, fading away!
Thou wouldst still be ador’d as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will;
And, around the dear ruin, each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still!
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofan’d by a tear,
That the fervour and faith of a love can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
No! the heart that has truly lov’d, never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close;
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turn’d when he rose!
Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Kitties Blue and I ask for your continued prayers for Annie and her family as they try to reconcile this mess and get their lives back to normal.
Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”
Mau also is joining the blog hop over at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to go there.
Mau, we love the blanket that you are snoozing on. We hope you have sweet dreams about Allie. Valentine’s Day is almost here. We hope you are ready to exchange some gifts. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
The last two lines are wonderful!
So precious and romatic, Mau – you have the Valentine spirit down!
Mau’s photo is perfect for this romantic spark.
Mau is a romantic guy and so handsome, XO
dood….we haz sum big time awwwz goin on heer; just sayin ♥♥
What a beautiful lyric! And an adorable picture of Mau. We think it is romantic that you already have your headstones picked out with such a sweet quote on them. You are a coupe of lovebirds! 🙂 Happy early Valentine’s Day to all of you, and a kiss to Astrid from Sampy for every headstone in the world
Now that you mention it, Valentine’s Day sure is coming!
Aw, Mau is purrfect for a special Valentines Spark. Well done. I can see why that song is so very special to the both of you.
Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.
Have a purrfect Awww Monday, Mau and all the rest of the kitties. My best to your peeps. ♥
That was super sweet but don’t use that headstone anytime soon, pretty please!
Oh Mau! You’re such a romantic. That blanket Allie gave you is very special.
Love that sweet picture of Mau. And that poem is absolutely beautiful. It’s so romantic! <3
Oh what a lovely thing to have on a gravestone for two people who love and adore each other through the years. That’s super special! It’s also very sweet that Mau sleeps on that special fleecie Allie sent to him. Makes for SWEET dreams! Happy Monday……