My love for you is like a slough
of water flowing out
that soaks the town of Kilkey Down
whose folks pray for a drought.
That one’s for you, dear reader, but here’s another bound to enliven a lover’s heart. From Ogden Nash.
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “let us flee!”
“Let us fly!” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
Isn’t that sweet? Here’s more on Ogden Nash in The Hindu.
Mimi Matthews has a few creative verses for telling someone who may or may not be interested in you to seek other pastures.
Don’t credit the advertisements
In paper or in serial,
You cannot manufacture charms
With ugly raw material.