How Do I Love Thee

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How Do I Love Thee

Post by artrepro » 03 Jun 2010, 21:19

How Do I Love Thee
by 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 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.

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Post by Fran » 04 Jun 2010, 15:15

Thank you for that ... I love that poem.
It always reminds me of Wuthering Heights for some reason.

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Post by thsavage2 » 05 Aug 2014, 15:38

I also love this poem! And lots of people misattribute it to Shakespeare, which is always annoying. The poet is female! It's from Sonnets from the Portuguese, number 43.

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Post by KatSims92 » 25 Jun 2018, 11:43

That is one of my favorite poems of all time, and I absolutely adore Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and I think I prefer her to Robert Browning. She writes about more matters of the heart and soul.

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Post by florence faith » 24 Jul 2018, 05:44

What a great poem!!

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Post by Skyynegan » 26 Jul 2018, 19:31

This poem describes how you love everything in your sorrundings, everything that you see, you feel...that makes you feel so blessed beyond everything.

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Post by Alfah De Cused » 30 Jul 2018, 16:00

that's so interesting poem, I love it.

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Post by SMwathi » 23 Aug 2018, 10:04

the historical grammar is good, I like it.

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Post by rainydaysc64 » 04 Sep 2018, 11:27

Love this poem. I feel like I read it awhile back, but for some reason can't remember. :eusa-think: :eusa-think: :eusa-think:
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