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Friday, June 12, 2009

Poetry Friday - "Sonnet 43"

My husband and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary next week, so for the last poetry Friday of the school year, I give you (and him), this most beautiful love poem. Happy anniversary, my love!

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
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 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.


Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

Jeff Bjorn said...

I love you, too! :)