Sunday, 30 April 2017

Love is no light thing

Oh, that I could warn you who still walk in hope! Love is no light thing, but the deepest outcome of the soul. Had I known it truly, faith and hope now would stand by my side.

Be warned my brothers, my sisters! My heart yearns for you; it yearns for thee, my silent friend, who never with a word even hast answered any of these letters; for thee, mother, who never understoodst my deepest need; for thee, Martin, who in just retribution art as the lash now adding torment to torment. I love thee still—what is it thou wouldst have told me? My heart is yearning, my brothers, my sisters; but vain, vain, is the longing; it leaves me in hell!

Letters from Hell, L. W. J. S., Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1889