Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murry.
This romantic love letter was written on January 27, 1918.
As it is clear she is writing this romantic letter to a man for whom she is temporarily separated but want to return to him as he is (very clearly reading this love letter) her man.
My love and my darling
It is ten minutes past eight. I must tell you how much I love you at ten minutes past eight on a Sunday evening, January 27th 1918.
I have been indoors all day (except for posting your letter) and I feel greatly rested. Juliette has come back from a new excursion into the country, with blue irises do you remember how beautifully they grew in that little house with the trellis tower round by the rocks? and all sort and kinds of sweet-smelling jonquils. The room is very warm. I have a handful of fire, and the few little flames dance on the log and can’t make up their minds to attack it.
There goes a train. Now it is quiet again except for my watch. I look at the minute hand and think what a spectacle I shall make of myself when I am really coming home to you. How I shall sit in the railway carriage, and put the old watch in my lap and pretend to cover it with a book — but not read or see, but just whip it up with my longing gaze, and simply make it go faster.
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!
Katherine Mansfield, writer, to John Middleton Murry
Katherine Mansfield wrote this romantic love letter to John Middleton Murry expressing how she is feeling about a journey she is so wanting to make. She imagines the journey in her head in order to fulfil her wishes to travel home to him .
Some points to bring out about writing a romantic love letter to a man.
Most men do not know how to express feeling in a love letter yet Katherine Mansfield knew men do have the same feeling as we females we do.
See how Katherine Mansfield is writing this love letter to a man to whom she has only just written a romantic love letter. She points out the only time she has been out of the house this day was to post a love letter to him. Clearly she is is in love. To want to write a romantic letter to him and post it in the morning then find herself writing another love letter that same night before going to sleep. She must be wanting to feel herself near him just writing to him.
Follow that lesson. Express how much you want to be with him, how much you love and miss being with him. Whenever you write a romantic love letter to him let him see and feel your love. Katherine Mansfield also shows her love is deep — so very very deep — for him she can’t help herself but write a romantic love letter.
Girls, follow the example of Katherine Mansfield, write a romantic love letter to him when you are apart for any length of time. There is nothing to stop you writing several love letters to him in a day. Just post them separately with a time and date clearly stated on the envelope so he can see the right order to read them.
Fellas, do the same. I know writing love letters may not come easy but that will be noticed and make an even bigger impact on him. After all she may never had anyone writing her such romantic love letters in her past. Separate yourself from all her past boyfriends by doing this one simple thing start writing a romantic letter to her. They will mean a lot, really they do!