“Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s,” James Schuyler wrote in a poem 41 years ago today. “Tomorrow I’ll think about / that.” The poem (which one of my grad students, the poet Paige Lewis, reminded me of today) appeared as part of Schuyler’s sequence “The Payne Whitney Poems,” a series written while he was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital following one of his many mental breakdowns.
Once again, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and tomorrow you can think about that. In the meantime, here is Schuyler’s poem:
February 13, 1975