Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday's Saying/Poem: How Do I Love Thee?

Valentine's Day, being just of recent, made me think of this poem. It has always been one that I liked.

How Do I Love Thee?

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.


~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

3 comments:

  1. Oh dang - now I'm missing the hubby even more (sniff sniff)!

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  2. One of my ALL time favorites and I haven't read it in years. THANK you for making me stop and breath and see beauty. You are SO good for that my friend. AHHHhhhhhhhh.

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  3. Excellent! Fabulous! ...this woman can write. It is an art, a gift, a cathected aim. She captures the essence of whatever it is that she scrolls about.

    Okay...I should be sending the bird house to YOU!! Were you a reviewer for a living?! Talk about a GIFT. YOU have it. I am whelmed and overwhelmed!

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I say, somewhat facetiously, that I have a small little world. What can I say... blogging is my entertainment and hearing from you makes my 'little world' a tad bigger.