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Shvoong Home>Books>Romance>The Prophet''s Love Letters Review

The Prophet''s Love Letters

Book Review   by:ddaluz     Original Author: Paulo Coelho
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This abstract was translated from Cartas de amor del profeta
 
The Prophet''s Love Letters
It''s a collection of letters that Khalil Gibran sent to the woman he loved, Mary Haskell. There he tells her all his experiences and the most outstanding things that were happening in his life, especially his feelings for her. There are some very nice
letters relating the torment of this love, as it seems they were never together, it was just a platonic love. They are sad and melancholic letters, such as all those where love cannot be fulfilled, they distill pure spite, but they are very beautiful and heartfelt, written from the heart.
They recount in a simple way the times they were alone, but did not come to crystallize their desire to love; in their letters they themselves cannot explain why if they loved so much, they could never make love.
Me either; certainly, it''s nice to love this way, but it is also necessary to prove it and
feel it, I do not really understand these platonic love affairs littered with frustrations and bitterness; in those times people were more spiritual than earthly; the truth, for my taste, very complicated.
This is very noticeable in poets drift by their imagination and who are happy pitching castles in the air and putting all their hopes in people that cannot feel the same about them, it seems they are happy that way, and at least they have where to draw material to flagellate themselves.
If it wasn''t for these crazy poets, what would lovers do when they are sad and bereaved, where would they take all this melodramatic style from to apply to the women of their efforts, they serve for something. It is a bit difficult to summarize all the written letters, but reading them is something nice that fills you up with peace and you would like to feel those beautiful things for someone, even if not repaid. In my case, I am more earthly than spiritual, little romantic, but sure there will be someone able to draw much juice to these love letters.
Published: April 20, 2012   
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