So welcome to the most unexpected movement. I shudder no more; I could be martyred for my Religion, — love is my religion, — I could die for that. In fact, 75% of survey respondents said that they actually preferred raw passion to poetic writing, indicating that a letter written straight from the heart is more special than one that focuses on evocative imagery. Almost an eh book - really needed better organization and better explanation of who the letter writers were in relation to each other and in some cases didn't adequately identify some of them - I still don't know who Lord Peterborough is. You also have passionate love letters in case you want to express the zeal and fervor you have for your loved one. Poe to Witman In you, and in you alone, my soul reposes.
Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. The angels are not as happy in Paradise as I was yesterday! Each day since I knew you, have I adored you more and more. S leader read it out to his White House staff, according to Letters Of Note. It is there before me, and I talked to you as if you were here. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. That is why it is better to leave it to the professionals. Others I'd never heard of, and I found myself wondering about their lives and how things turned out for them.
She suffered from mental illness, while he struggled with alcoholism. Here is a touching excerpt from one of his love letters: The passion of love has need to be productive of much delight; as where it takes thorough possession of the man, it almost unfits him for anything else. I see you, as I did yesterday, beautiful, astonishingly beautiful. We hope our research inspires people who have never written a love letter to take some time out and write down and share exactly how they feel with a loved one. Since your body is full of fire, and capable of such solar notions as your letter describes, your soul can never be long going to the fixed stars, where I intend to settle; or else you may find me in the Milky Way; Alexander Pope to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Our passions and our longings are so much in sympathy one with the other, my dear heart, that we ought to believe that the same soul throbs in our two bodies, that love of the same character possesses our hearts, and that Gaye, envious of our union, rears up to oppose our ecstasy and destroy our contentment.
You are the only person to whom I can confide the desire, hope, and love that is within me — my soul itself. Yes, my adorable mistress, to-night I shall see you, and if I had to put my head on the block to do it. Since your body is full of fire, and capable of such solar notions as your letter describes, your soul can never be long going to the fixed stars, where I intend to settle; or else you may find me in the Milky Way; Alexander Pope to Lady Mary Wortley A vivid reminder that love once existed. Their love affair lasted several years, and Virginia even based her novel Orlando on Vita. His radical ideas as a member of a group, Young Germans, active in the early 1800's, forced him to move to France where he remained for the last 25 years of his life. A passionate man, he loved his wife Jennie Jerome deeply as is clear from his letters to her: Dearest if you are as fond of me as I am of you…nothing human could keep us long apart.
Nothing compares to your hands, nothing like the green-gold of your eyes. I would tell you that you are the greatest marvel of all ages, and I should only be speaking the simple truth…You are not only the solar spectrum with the seven luminous colors, but the sun himself, that illumines, warms, and revivifies! I love fiction, and I love non-fiction. Georgia O'Keeffe to Alfred Stieglitz Another artist who excelled at writing spicy love letters: famed painter, Georgia O'Keeffe. That it was honorable, delicate and absolutely beautiful. His mixed format letter, that needs just a few blanks filled in, is a perfect mixture of the personal and the humorous.
He had read the whole 20 pages. Margaret Valois to James, Lord of Chanvallon When blind love guides, who can forbear going astray? Heartbreakingly, the duo had to speak secretively, despite how strongly Wilde felt about Douglas. You can compose love letters frequently. The more I have known you the more have I loved. In every way,—even when my jealousies have been agonies of Love; in the hottest fit I ever had, I would have died for you. We get old and get used to each other. But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met.
In this section here, we bring to you a collection of some of the best examples of love letters of different kinds. Included are people from royalty, literature, music, politics, and philosophy. I want to gulp your breathing every single moment to have a survival via you. Including my description of being the child of an acrimonious divorce. He was also quite the lover it seems having had a string of relationships, one with his Mothers servant Elizabeth Paton. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. Why are you alone in London, and when do you go to Salisbury? Yet, it's also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations.
But despite our unfamiliarity with this very charming gesture, there was once a time when writing love letters was the most chivalrous way to win someone over. The important thing is I don't want to be without you for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. Consider well, my mistress, that absence from you grieves me sorely, hoping that it is not your will that it should be so; but if I knew for certain that you voluntarily desired it, I could do no other than mourn my ill-fortune, and by degrees abate my great folly. . Some were absolutely heart-breaking, and some made me sort of sigh like a romantic school girl and reread the best bits a few times before moving on.
Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan Another former politician whose romantic writings are worth mentioning: 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Just look at Noah from The Notebook for proof. Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich Nobel Prize-winning American novelist Ernest Hemingway was a prolific, confident writer, but in his letters to actress Marlene Dietrich, he shows a more vulnerable side. On the day that I lose that conviction I shall have ceased to live, because my life will have lost its foundation. English poet Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf: …I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.
It made sense to me to write these same letters to strangers. Luckily, the Internet has become a home for many of these storied works; but as with most things, not all love letters are created equal. I felt like the hard pizza slice people like to leave on their plates after they are done with the soft, cheesy part. But I find it difficult enough in my own case. And it's not just English- there's French and German, and all that, so it's not like they were trying to avoid having to translate the letters into one common language, it's just, apparently, only white people write love letters? Remind me how ferociously I loved you! Your love for me is unconditional.