Do you remember the first love letter you ever wrote?
I’m not talking about those love notes you passed in class; “if you like me tick yes or if you don’t, then die a very slow and painful death.”
No, I am talking about that letter, the one and only letter you ever wrote when you stripped your emotions naked, exposed your vulnerabilities and bore your soul to this person.
You sealed it with the confidence that your emotional appeal would convince them that their life would be incomplete if you weren’t in it.
Okay, in all honesty, I don’t either. But I do remember a poem, a poem I sent to a man I swore I would marry and have lots of babies with.
We’d have our own house, we’d have our version of perfection.
I searched desperately for something that would perfectly convey everything that I was feeling at the time. And there it was, in all its romantic glory!
Pierre De Ronsard’s “I want to be inside you”. I was recently reminiscing on my school girl crushes and while I was summarily rejected, I still love this poem.
And become an invisible spirit that hides inside your heart
And seeks to comprehend your scorn
Which seems to me so cruel.I would become master of your emotion.
I would discover the pulse of your nerves
As they flow through your flesh and change
Your disdain. And then I would know you.
In spite of yourself, against your will
I would be a part of your desires and your terms.
And I would chase the coolness from your veins.
So perfectly, love could set fire to you,
Then, when I saw them burst into full flame,
I would step out and be a man again.
What about you? Can you remember the most romantic love letter you’ve wrote? What about poems? I would love to hear your crush story in the comments below😊