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Love Letter Writing

Updated on September 17, 2015

Love links to last....


Purity of heart as a white rose....


Are you a writer?

No matter. At some point in your life you will be, when you are in love.

It may just be a simple heart pierced by an arrow on a slate a la Tom Sawyer communicating with his Becky, or an "I Love You" in red crayon on any available scrap of paper.

Don't let those examples somehow limit you.

Famous love matches have generated timeless sonnets, and "collected works" that I suspect were not ever "work" nor even labor, as incorrectly labeled "labors of love."

Love is overpowering. It cannot not be shared.

Love letters just flow. They cannot not be written.

It is a Niagara Falls of emotion, flowing even in the dead of a winter of the absence of the loved one.

Love letters are as individual as the lover is unique.

Poor grammar, missing punctuation, messed up spelling, all those can be present and the love letter is still a present from the heart to a waiting recipient, as any parent and grandparent knows so well.

There is no need for a Love Letter Writing For Dummies.The dumbest "dummy" can write a love letter or love note to a waiting recipient, and it will be read as if it were a Shakespeare love sonnet.

Oh, yes there are revered love letters in the public domain whose love still throbs for the analytical reader.

But there are no more beautiful love letters than those secured by a ribbon tied by trembling hands and stained by happy tears of remembrance.

If you have not received one lately, or ever, write one.

The Holy Bible says something about casting your bread upon the waters and it will then come back to you "an hundred fold."

One last thought: if the ongoing love is simply going on, try writing another love letter to the one you say you love. Real love says it, and a love letter can do so even when the embers are dying down to a soft glow of lingering warmth.

Love goes where it is sent, even if it is not returned.

Perhaps that is why Cupid's arrow is spelled with an "s".

Who knows where one letter can lead?



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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Deb, True love letters are straight from the heart, with a little imagination added.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      What you have said is so true. A letter such as this is always welcome, and can make even the coldest heart warm up just a little. Well done!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      vocalcoach - If they relate to your spouse, perhaps he can combine what you remember with what he remembers, and come up with a reasonable facsimile? What a fun project! If they were from another suitor, you are on your own.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - I wrote some to Manolie that a friend was to give to her. Only one problem, he held on to them for me to give to her when I returned! (He had US Mail privileges she didn't have at the time.)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Love letters are so very special. I wish I would have held on to mine. Though these letters were written a very long time ago, I still remember some of them. Sigh.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      There is just no substitute for a love letter (handwritten the best form). Such a precious part of the writer!

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      4 years ago

      I remember the days I usually write love letters. Thanks for the poem and the reminders about love letters.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dana - I suspect that many of us here on HP find expression easiest in the written form, and giving more thought before we communicate is not such a bad thing to do.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Love letters are very precious because they are an expression of whats in the heart. Sometimes its hard to say and easier to write. For a time I had to write down everything, even my prayers, because it was hard for me to say what I felt.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizB, As I said, "Love letters are as individual as the lover is unique." We are all unique, "a diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar....a tisket, a tasket, a bright yellow basket." Unless it is copied, every love letter has a matching uniqueness linked to the writer.

      A remaining question? How might one love letter writer's writing style change as the object of the writer's affections became centered on a different recipient?

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ann, Hide a few extra love notes where the sunshine of an unexpected smile can cause them to blossom profusely. Love will never be going out of style. It will just dim in one quarter and shine more radiantly in another.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago from Beautiful South

      Love letters seem to be a thing of the past. I still have the letters my mom wrote to my dad during WWII.

      I received a most unusual love letter from my first husband when we were dating. He was a disk jockey then and was living in another town about 60 miles away. It was the weirdest thing I'd ever seen, but then he explained to me that it he had written the letter in the form of advertising copy advertising himself and his love for me. I still thought it was weird and didn't appreciate it until I became an ad writer myself. The marriage is long gone, but I wish I still had that letter.

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Yes, there can be nothing as pure as sending love to someone, returned or not. Love the sentiment here. The rewards can be 100 fold or 0 but at least it's spoken and, as you say, who cares whether or not it's spelt correctly (even me!).

      I've sent a few in my time. Now I might leave a little note lying around occasionally!



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