By Charles Robert Lindholm

 My Dearest Darling-The Lover of My Soul,

As I sit here writing to You after all the intervening years since our time together I am still so amazed and thankful that my memories of You and Us are as vivid as the day we made them. 

I can see You as clearly as when I gently held Your face in my hands and kissed Your lips so tenderly every morning.  The most exquisite greetings to a morning I have ever had in my life.  Ah, but then all of the memories that I Treasure most were made by You in my life!

Your memories are what I guard more jealously than silver or gold or any other worldly possession!  The world can have their possessions as long as I can have the memories of You and I together and a hope of a heaven someplace where we can be together again and never, ever parted!

I have no need of the Masters of the ages and their writings and stories, made up or true!  I had what no words could ever give me, I had You in my life, in my Heart and in my Soul!!  I had You in my mornings, in my middays and in those glorious nights together in each other’s arms with our skin melting together as our Heart’s beat as one and we wrapped each other in Our Love and felt an ecstasy as explosive and sweet as a shooting star!

I cling to those memories of You and Us with the same strength and tenacity as I do to life and my every breath.  If I should ever lose those Beloved memories of You and Us it will be at the same time that my grip on life is lost too!

I revel in the details of Your face.  I view all the paintings of Your body and Our times in the memories of my mind each and every day!  I feel the warmth of Your body on my Soul!  I lick my lips and still taste the sweetness of Your kisses.  I remember Our Passionate moments and I cry!  Mostly tears of Joy from knowing that I received the greatest gift of Love from You, My Darling!  You gave me Your Heart and Soul and I gave mine to You!  There is no greater gift to give or receive!  I am eternally thankful for the gifts of love that we have given, shared and exchanged with each other!!

But some of those tears are from the sadness of knowing what I have missed through the years of separation from You even if it was just our bodies.  I cannot deny that my body  longs for You each day.  It still feels the yearning to kiss You,  to embrace You,  to feel Your skin on mine, to trace Your body with my fingers as an artist would sketch every inch of You and to know again the passions that we shared!

My Heart and My Soul have not had to endure such tears.  They both have always been bound to You with bonds that can never be broken by a physical separation.  They always comfort me with the memories of You singing and humming and I can’t help but sing along in harmony with You.  Your memories always make me happy!  Each and every time!

 I am writing this to You as physical proof to the Universe, and You, of my undying Love for You and my Lifetime wish and desire to be with You again either in the here and now or in the hereafter! 

I am beseeching the Universe to continue to send You the Love and Adoration I have been sending You since the day we parted. 

I am the Lover of Your Soul!  And I know that You are The Lover of My Soul, too and have been since those times in each other’s arms with our Hearts beating as One and Our Souls intertwined for eternity!

 I hate the thought of putting down my pen and the connection I feel to Your Soul at this moment!  I desire to keep sending my words to You through the Universe but my body can no longer resist the need for sleep. 

And now that I think about it, this isn’t so bad.  It only means that I can be with You again in my dreams!!  Good night, My Sweet Lover!!

From the Lover of Your Heart, and Your Soul and Your Body now, as always,


Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

For those of You too young to remember or those who have forgotten one of the greatest romantic movies of all time please watch, stream or rent the movie Dr. Zhivago!  For the romantics in the crowd be sure you have Kleenex nearby.  Maybe I should have posted a warning too – “TEAR ZONE AHEAD”.

This is my fantasy of what a letter written to “The Lover Of My Soul” might have said.

I hope You enjoyed this and will view my other works as well!

Until Then,

Chuck Lindholm

The Reluctant Poet

34 thoughts on “TO THE LOVER OF MY SOUL ……………………LOVE LETTERS #1

  1. I’m overwhelmed by this beautifully poignant narrative dear Chuck. It speaks of a deep and binding love, an eternal love. I felt the longing for that one true never ending attachment that very much spoke to the beautiful epic Dr.Zhivago. Magical dear Chuck. ❤️💕

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    1. Ahhh, Holly!! You are so kind to me, My Dear!! I am so totally thrilled that you found this and that it brought you joy!!! It used to be my “Favorite” but now it has to share that honor with “When I Miss You”!!! Dr.Zhivago has always been my favorite movie ( now shared with the Notebook). So it was really easy for me to channel the feelings and emotions. This was another one that more or less wrote itself. I was crying through the last half of this as I put myself in Yuri’s place. This hasn’t gotten much exposure but is one that I love and am very proud of as far as capturing the feelings and love from their relationship! I’m so happy you felt that way too!!! You described this so much better than I could!! I should have you write descriptions for my poems – you are so good at it, My Dear!!
      I am so thankful and blessed that you found this beautiful and moving!!
      As always, Dear R, You are way too Sweet to me!!

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      1. Your kindness and generosity deserves nothing less than love and admiration. This is a beautiful example of how deep your connection to the heart and soul goes. A beautiful moving unforgettable text.
        Btw, Dr. Zhivago is also one of my favorite books and the film as well. 💕🤗🌹🌷

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        1. Jinx!! Ha! Thank you, My Dear R!! Give The Notebook a chance too. LOL! You are making me blush, Holly!! I do try and connect with a person’s heart and soul with my words, part of the joy of writing poetry for me!! I so appreciate your lavish praise “A beautiful moving, unforgettable text”. Not sure I can claim all the credit for it – I think the magic of the story and movie might have been channeled by me? Either way, it came out in a heartfelt and moving way and it makes my heart happy to know that you feel that way!!

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  2. What strikes me about this is that despite the loss, this love is remembered with joy and for the gift it was. It is without bitterness or anger, although certainly it is drenched in longing. Memories can be such a comfort.

    So beautifully written Chuck.

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    1. Ohh, Thank you Rachel!! Really loved your sweet comment!!! That is a really wonderful observation by you of the feelings that remained! Yes, much joy and love to be remembered. A lifetime gift to be sure! I’m a big lover of Dr. Zhivago. The Notebook has tied it for my favorite movies. Have you seen Dr. Zhivago? You are so right about memories. They can be such a comfort and actually, a lifeline through life!! Hope you will be having a great day!
      So are you approaching the end of Autumn? Do you guys get a real change of foliage there?
      How did you feel about this for the book. This is my favorite piece. I shed tears writing this as the sender.

      Sunshine and Smiles,


    1. My Dear Sona!! You are making me light-headed with your sweet and wonderful comment!! I’m going to have to wait until tomorrow until I can gather the words to thank you properly. Just thought you should know though that You have chosen the one piece I have written that I love the best and consider to be the most moving piece I have ever written. It was like I became the writer of the letter and the last half of the piece I was crying ’til the end!!!
      Big Hugs and Love


      1. I know dear, you truly made a master piece with this one. Your words here are truly heart touching. One of your best creations for sure. I was lucky to have found this and read it to my hearts content. Chuck, you are wonderful with your words and I hope you write more often. Thank you for sharing this work with us. Many hugs. 💖💖😍

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        1. Thank you, My Dear for your sweet and kind words for this piece! It is my favorite and one I am very proud of. It’s easier to get into it if you have seen the movie Dr. Zhivago. I am so pleased and honored that you stumbled onto this in my archives. How did that happen?? My 2017 archives are
          mostly my own works.

          Always love reading both of your works too – so loving and romantic. They always make me feel warm and fuzzy. I love the way they reach out to my heart!! Stay – IN LOVE – forever!! Thanks again for your awesome comment!!

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    1. Oooohhh, I’m loving that! My words and I always love it when we can make you Swoon!!! It’s just not quite fair that my words share it with you and leave me out!!! LOL! So happy that you enjoyed this! I really did end up channeling Yuri, and shed a few tears writing this, but it was so very worth it!

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  3. Oh my heart, Chuck! This is beautifully brilliant but my heart slightly breaks to know that this is a work of fiction. Ah, how lovely it would be to know that somewhere this letter was received by a lucky lady. Did I ever tell you? Your letter is as romantic and warm as those of Keats. My muse and I are loving this. ❤

    Please do write some more, if it isn't so much? Haha. And perhaps muse and I can reply?

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    1. Thank you Maria, for such a sweet and kind comment!!! So sorry I missed this back in January! Please forgive me, My Dear!!! Yes, Dr. Zhivago and The Notebook are my favorite movies. I just wished Dr. Zhivago had ended more like The Notebook! Yes, I agree with you. I think Dr. Zhivago would have ended better if Laura had been at his funeral and his, General, brother had been able to give this letter to her!

      OMG! I cannot believe you would mention something I have done in the same class with Keats! You are too, too Sweet and Kind! I love your Muse, by the way!! She is such a great inspiration for you!

      I’m not sure I could write something like this again, as I guess I have been storing this up since seeing Dr. Zhivago the very first time – long before you were born! I shed tears while writing this but would love to to channel Yuri again. Maybe I should watch the movie again???

      Ok, since you brought up maybe writing a reply with your Muse, I’m formally accepting your offer to do it!!!! Write a reply to Yuri, as if you have received this letter at his funeral and are writing it to him via the Universe! Please accept this offer/request/dare! Ha! Please let me know if you will or not. No pressure but I think you would do such a great response!!! Please????


    1. Well, My Friend, I guess You are not completely wrong as I did channel Yuri but also some of the feelings I have had to go through too! I am so humbled by Your kind words! I am happy that it touched You! I guess that means it was successful for You?

      So great to see You again! Please come back soon!

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    1. Ha! Yes, this was such a wonderful, personal and emotional piece for me to write. I loved it but it did tear me up alot. I loved walking in the shoes of Yuri! One of my most favorite movies ever! Glad You liked it!

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        1. I’m happy with it! If I put myself in Lara’s place I need paper towels! Ha! Since this has been a favorite of mine for years it wasn’t too much of a stretch! I think I may do another later, when the realization of what a fool he was also hits his heart! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, My Friend! That is so kind! Your comments are so appreciated. This one cost me some tears but was well worth it. I am honored to have you as a fan/follower! My words always appreciate visitors. Ha!

      Be sure and check out my archives! Blessings to You!!!

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        1. Thank you, Friend for the invitation to “Only_to_let_her_know” it was really so great!!! So moving and emotional. You got at least one tear so that is proof of great writing! Left a comment. Would love to chat!


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