"His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he's truly divine,
the hero who conquered the Dark Lord.
—Ginny's poem about Harry[src]

This message was spoken by Ginevra Weasley to a dwarf during Valentine's Day in order to let him give the message to Harry Potter. Harry however was not fond of this and tried to run away from the dwarf, until he tripped and fell in a hallway and the dwarf began to sing, which led all students in the hall laugh. Draco Malfoy seemed to know the poem was from Ginny, and made a scathing remark aloud against her, which led Ginny to embarrassingly run away.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • This message appeared in the novel, but not the film.
  • Despite the general belief that it was Ginny who sent it, and not Myrtle, as she could not write, a fan asked J. K. Rowling if it was actually Ginny who sent the valentine. Rowling confirmed so, as well as noting it a "Ginny Weasley thing" and not a "Tom Riddle thing", as Ginny was possessed by the Horcrux in Tom Riddle's diary at the time.[2]
  • This song's melody can be heard in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets PlayStation version of the video game.


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