Saturday, March 24, 2007

Celebrity Love Letter

I cannot better explain to you what I felt than by saying that your unknown heart seemed to pass into my bosom--there to dwell forever--while mine, I thought, was translated into your own. From that hour, I loved you. Yes, I now feel that was then--on the evening of sweet dreams--that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy Night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight, half of anxiety...for years your name never passed my lips, while my soul drank in, with a delirious thirst, all that was uttered in my presence respecting you. The merest whisper that concerned you awoke in me a shuttering sixth sense, vaguely compounded of fear, ecstatic happiness, and in a wild, inexplicable sentiment that resembled nothing so nearly as the consciousness of guilt.
Edgar Allen Poe's romantic letter to poet Sarah Helen Whitman