Xu Zhimo is one of the most talented poet in 20th century. Zhimo was having an affair with May Lu, the wife of his friend. He had written countless love letters to May. May was a charming girl with a luxury lifestyle, Zhimo had to take several jobs in order to cover her expanse. Let’s see how Zhimo wrote a “Romantic” love letter to May, and how he “advised” May to save money in the same letter :
徐志摩是最有才氣的近代詩人之一, 他為了追求朋友的妻子陸小曼(原名「陸眉」, 英文名May Lu . 此情書中提到的”眉”就是陸小曼), 曾經寫了無數的情書. 陸小曼風華萬千, 生活非常奢侈, 徐志摩需要做好幾份工作才能維持陸小曼的開銷. 我們來看看徐志摩如何寫出一封浪漫又文雅的情書, 同時又在信中規勸陸小曼少花點錢買衣服:
I love you when you dress simply, not in luxury styles.
When you put on blue cotton dress,
I see the special glow between your eyes,
Blissfulness beyond words fills my heart.
Simple is the true elegance.
Of course you look great when dressed up,
Yet that’s just the common style,
Recognized by everybody.
The beauty of you in simple style,is the joy solely for me.
Well said the words “People who dally, lose their virtue, Those indulge in luxuries, lose their heart.”
I disgust the mediocre, the ordinary, the trivial,and the tawdry,
I adore uniqueness.
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