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How Do I Love Thee - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 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.

~ Sonnet 43



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  1. Great post for H ~ lovely poem ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. It is certainly a beautiful poem!

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  3. We should ALL love this way, eh? Perfect "H" post!

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  4. What a poem!! Browning could capture and craft!

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  5. Freda.

    This is beautiful.

    I actually painted a little wooden sign with an excerpt from that poem on it.

    Would you like it?

    I'd love to send it to you if it's something you would enjoy. It's a black background with of-white lettering.

    It's pretty cool and I'd love to gift it to you if it would make you happy!

    E-mail me and let me know!

    Thanks for linking to the letter H this week.

    This made me really happy.

    A+

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