How do I love thee?

February 14, 2016 § 2 Comments

A beautiful bouquet (1 of 3) from my husband, who also chose the following poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning “How do I love thee, let me count the ways” : 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 everyday’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 a 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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