Wednesday, April 7, 2010

#18 Learn To Write A Love Poem In French

I've been searching for the write poem. I wanted it to be fairly generic, universal in that the "love" wasn't necessarily romantic love, but could be platonic or familial love. I love Scott with all my heart, but I also love my mom with all my heart. My dad and my brothers with all my heart. My cousins, my friends. I truly believe that the heart is limitless, that loving one person doesn't take away from the love that you feel for another. And I wanted my love poem to reflect that.

The French have a way with words, particularly in describing romance. Let's just say it took awhile to find something appropriate. After sifting through poems online decrying so-and-so to take the breath away from so-and-so, I spotted it. After confirming that it meant what I thought it meant with my smart French brother (ok, so he may not be French but he speaks it!), I am officially declaring this my French Love Poem.

(And yes, originally I intended to actually write this, to create the French words. Let's just say that didn't work out. Oops).

Without further adieu:

Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'etre aime.
(There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved).

Isn't that beautiful?

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