Romance on the Fourth of July

This week’s posts concerns the most famous romantic, Cyrano de Bergerac, who famously admitted his love for his cousin Roxanne on July fourth. There are some wonderful quotes attributed to Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac including:

“And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love.’ A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee’s brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover’s lip: ‘Forever.”

Two nineteen century lovers

Two lovers walking in the park.

 

“You blessed my life!
Never on me had rested woman’s love.
My mother even could not find me fair:
I had no sister; and, when grown a man,
I feared the mistress who would mock at me.
But I have had your friendship–grace to you
A woman’s charm has passed across my path.”

“My heart to yours sends but one cry:
If kisses fast could flee
By letter, then with your sweet lips
My letters read should be!”


I say – Let romance rule the day. Treat yourself to a good romance novel.