In this letter from our archive, written from Mona Van Duyn to Marie and Hugh Bullock, Van Duyn discusses a recent reading she gave at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. In it, Van Duyn mentions the love poem "Late Loving," which she read at the event, and writes, “I explained to the audience that one is never too old to write a love poem.” Van Duyn included in her letter a signed copy of the poem, which she wrote in celebration of her forty-third anniversary to her husband, Jarvis Thurston. Prepare for Valentine’s Day this weekend by reading Van Duyn’s touching poem about a lifelong love and browse more poems on our love poems page.

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