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counting the ways ...

January 22, 2016

for they are infinite ~

 

the words every lover knows by heart ...

 

some Browning, please ~

 

 

 

 

How Do I Love Thee

~ by Elizabeth Barret 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.

 

 

"Love Blooms"

 

 

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.

 

  

 

 


 

 Hope you enjoyed Elizabeth.

 

 

 

 

 

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