How Do I Love Thee

I came across this poem some time ago while browsing over the web. Feeling a little mushy, I just want to share it to all those who are in love, the romantics at heart, and for those who may have poem-reading assignments.

Sonnet XLIII: 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 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.


SIGH.

How sweet. Will someone, someday, feel the same way and say these words to me? Oooppss! Naked! LOL.

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About d@rk_@ngel_kn!ght

A traveler at heart, a bystander by nature. On good hair days, I look like a cobra with my hair serving as my "hood". On other days, I'm better off left alone. Genuine, sweet, thoughtful, and simple.

Posted on August 20, 2010, in Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. nice one dude… u interested in poetry? try my blog!!!

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