In Japan, Valentine’s Day isn’t a particularly romantic day – this is the day for ladies to give dark chocolates and presents to all their male colleagues (in addition to their partners), with the sentiment being returned on March 14th, White Day, the day when men must give white chocolate and gifts to all the ladies in the office!

As a former expat living in Japan, I shall do my bit Japanese-style with my poem, “This Is The Soppiest I Can Get“. Out of all my poems, this is the only romantic one I’ve ever written – enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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