Imagine if someone you loved wrote you a hundred love sonnets. Suffice to say, we'd be lucky these days if our other half remembered our anniversary/birthday/valentines! I found a book that rekindled romance, the old-fashioned way. Through pen and paper and beautiful words.
I stumbled across this book when I was perusing through a friend's book shelf of incredible literature from around the globe. I picked this up, and immediately was transfixed by the intoxicating sensuality that emanated through these sonnets. I could not, for the life of me, put it down. The book was Cien sonetos de amour by Pablo Neruda, translated as 100 Love Sonnets.
Pablo Neruda wrote these sonnets to his beloved wife, Matilde Urrutia. From 1955-1957 he wrote four publications (including 100 Love Sonnets) all addressed to his wife.
These sonnets will transport you to the tropical landscapes of Isla Negra in Chile, of hot white sand and delicate wild flowers. His words, like a heady perfume, portray his desire, his forlorn agony and his incessant loyalty and passion for his beloved.
A true celebration of love. If you can find this book, devour it and cherish it!
Love and more love,
The Dipped Row Team xo