Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love is in the Air!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

In honor of the day...or just 'cause I want to...I thought I would share this poem.
This has been one of my favorite love poems since I read it in grade school....

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

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.


The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Excellent as always!!

Happy V-Day to you to my friend!!!