Monday, September 30, 2013

Katherine Mansfield: love letter

Katherine Mansfield (famous modernist writer and poet) wrote a love letter to John Middleton Murray. She calls him "Bogey." It's short and sweet. Here's the infamous letter... 
January 27, 1918
My love for you tonight is so deep and tender that it seems to be outside myself as well. I am fast shut up like a little lake in the embrace of some big mountains. If you were to climb up the mountains, you would see me down below, deep and shining - and quite fathomless, my dear. You might drop your heart into me and you'd never hear it touch bottom.
I love you - I love you - Goodnight. Oh Bogey, what it is to love like this