Friday, December 17, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

For some reason I woke up today with this poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in my head so I thought I would share it...truly lovely!
Source: Le Love
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

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