THE FESTIVAL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
Dan P. Brown
If you were my rose, then I’d be your sun,
painting you rainbows when the rains come.
I’d change my orbit to banish the night,
as to keep you in my nurturing light.
If you were my world, then I’d be your moon,
your silent protector, a night-light in the gloom.
Our fates intertwined, two bodies in motion
through time and space, our dance of devotion.
If you were my island, then I’d be your sea,
caressing your shores, soft and gentle I’d be.
My tidal embrace would leave gifts on your sands,
but by current and storm, I’d ward your gentle lands.
If you were love’s promise, then I would be time,
your constant companion till stars align.
And though we are mere mortals, true love is divine,
and my devotion eternal, to my one valentine.
Not only on the 14th of February but also all the year round “…keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” We enjoy our Valentine’s lessons! We wait for Valentine’s cards. We send them to everybody, we tell about our love to our parents, friends, teachers and classmates, to the whole world! We remember: a loving heart is the beginning of all the knowledge!
Roses are red, violets are blue, we know how Valentine’s Day got its name, do you?
Every year people feel love in the air, see heat-shaped clouds in the sky, hear a sweet melody, coming from the cupids’ orchestra… Every year St. Valentine’s Day comes. How well do you know the history of this annual holiday? Challenge yourself and do the quiz!
Tatiana Panashchuk, a teacher of English