We take modern amenities for granted, and many of us rarely give a thought of the days when such things were only a dream. Our two protagonists in this story, faced against all the odds of their repressive age, innovated and nurtured their forbidden love with verve and passion. Their feelings expressed in a language that is beguiling, defying and passionate. Ruth Sanderson trapped in a loveless marriage relentlessly pursued all the ways possible to liberate her from marital tyranny. Then she met Phillip Hardy, a poet, and together they planned to surmount the impossible. Their secret love grew exponentially, but the obstacles did not go of their own volition. This is their story, and they relate it in memorable epistles. There are selected poems that convince us the power poetry is unconquerable and a strong anodyne when melancholia takes over the soul.