Wednesday’s Words

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 candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love 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.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Hope you have a great day.

2 Responses “Wednesday’s Words”

  1. T.A.Chase says:

    You’re welcome, Sylvie.

    I’ve always loved this poem. It really speaks to the heart. šŸ™‚

  2. sylvie says:

    Thank you for this poem.


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