Time to show your love, readers! You've heard of Team Edward vs Team Jacob? That's for amateurs. We're digging deep and recognizing the real romantic heroes, the heartthrobs who have made women swoon for generations, those books in which the men were men and not stalkers, and the women loved them because they were awesome, not just because they frequently forgot to wear a shirt.
Cast your vote, declare your loyalties!
And, for your listening pleasure, the tune to my absolute favorite love song of all time. The original words are a beautiful poem by Robert Burns. My heart sighs every time I hear it.
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June.
My heart is like a melody that sweetly plays its tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I.
And I will love thee still, my dear, 'til all the seas gang* dry.
'Til all the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt with the sun,
So I will love thee still, my dear, 'til the sands of life have run.
So fare thee well, my only love. Fare thee well a while.
I will come again, my dear, though it were ten-thousand mile.
(*"gang" is a chiefly Scottish word meaning "to go")