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Reading : Surat Cinta Napoleon Bonaparte


Napoleon Bonaparte (1763-1821) selain dikenal sebagai seorang pemimpin perang yang hebat, juga dikenal sebagai seorang penulis surat yang sangat produktif. Dalam sepanjang hidupnya, Napoleon Bonaparte tercatat telah menulis sebanyak 75.000 surat. Sebagian besar surat-surat itu ditujukan untuk istri tercintanya yang cantik (Josephine). So sweet bukan ?


Surat-surat tersebut ditulis sebelum dan selama pernikahan mereka. Berikut ini salah satu surat cinta Napoleon kepada Josephine menjelang pernikahan mereka di tahun 1796. Selamat membaca.

Paris, December 1795

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?... My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!

You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.






Comments

tasya putri said…
Aih, romantis juga ternyata bapak ini yaaaa....... Syahdu sendu merayu hiks hiks
Belajar Inggris said…
Iya, Pak Bonaparte memang romantis :)