Friday, 14 February 2014

Love is in the air!

Picture from The Graphics Fairy



How Do I Love Thee?  (Sonnet 43)

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
(6th March 1806 - 29th June 1861)

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