Sunday, 27 January 2008

Write for love...

The French Protestant weekly Réforme has decided to mark Valentine's day this year by inviting its readers to write about love - "il n’y a pas d’amour, il n’y a que des preuves d’amour", wrote the poet Pierre Reverdy (1889 -1960) (there is no love, there are only proofs or tokens of love). So readers are being encouraged to write about a token or proof of love. Judging of the entries takes place on February 14th. Réforme have used a verse from the Song of Songs - to advertise the competition "Ah, you are beautiful, my love ... your eyes are doves."
When we first moved to France in 1991 Valentine's day hardly existed here, now even the Protestants are marking the saint's day, such is the power of the globalised flower and card market!