Love Letters | Heart Crane

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Hart Crane to Waldo Frank

Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21st, '24

Dear Waldo:

For many days, now, I have gone about quite dumb with something for which "happiness" must be too mild a term. At any rate, my aptitude for communication, such as it ever is!, has been limited to one person alone, and perhaps for the first time in my life (and, I can only think that it is the last, so far is my imagination from the conception of anything more profound and lovely than this love.)

I have wanted to write you more than once, but it will take many letters to let you know what I mean (for myself, at least when I say that I have seen the Word made Flesh. I mean nothing less, and I know now that there is such a thing as indestructibility.

In the deepest sense, where flesh became transformed through intensity of response to counter-response, where sex was beaten out, where purity of joy was reached that included tears. It's true, Waldo, that so much more than my frustrations and multitude of humiliations has been answered in this reality and I promise that I feel that whatever event the future holds is justified before hand. And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another. . . .