Tuesday, April 06, 2010


After a hard judging session round a bridge table, the winner of the love and old age quote competition is ...




"Even when we sleep we watch over one another
And this love heavier than the ripe fruit of a lake
Without laughter without tears has lasted forever
Day after day one night after us."

From Paul Eluard's - 'Even When We Sleep'.


And big confession here because I haven't heard of Paul Eluard before so I'm a double winner. Here he is ..

And you can find out more about him here, but for the moment, here's a video worth watching made by some French schoolchildren of his most famous poems, Liberte:

(There's an English translation here)

BUT more importantly, congratulations HOLEN! A signed copy of GETTING THE PICTURE will be on the way to you shortly. Just send me your address, and thank you EVERYONE for all your lovely quotes and stories. It was a real privilege to read them, and I felt very lucky to launch the book on a wave of love words like this!


Vanessa Gebbie said...

What a marvellous quote. Lovely.

Kathryn's Daily Writing Workout said...

A well-deserved congratulations to Holen!

Holen Sabrina Kahn said...

Thanks! This is very exciting indeed. I can't wait to read your book Sarah. Must admit I came to know Eluard's writing only after doing an artist residency a few years ago with Marilyn Kallet, a poet who translated his work. It is her beautiful translation I used.