Of Love and Gelato: An Italian Sonnet

Valentine's Day

Does love come from Italy? There is no doubt
The birthplace of Cupid and St. Valentine
With paintings and poems and gondola rides
Now in February the lovers come out
Some couples will smile while some others will pout
Gifts of affection will be exchanged in time
Like flowers and baubles, both are well and fine
But the way to the heart’s always through the mouth

Give them Repicci’s Italian gelato
On Valentine’s Day it’s much more than a treat
Like love it’s from Italy, so apropos
But unlike the country, it’s love you can eat
As Lapo Gianni the poet once wrote
To quote: “The thought my heart nourishes is sweet”