How Do I Love Thee?/Elizabeth Barrett Browning- In Honor of National Poetry Month

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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 with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

3 thoughts on “How Do I Love Thee?/Elizabeth Barrett Browning- In Honor of National Poetry Month

  1. Pingback: How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning – The Militant Negro™

  2. Perhaps the greatest love poem ever. Although Neruda ain’t bad either. Captain’s Verses, the entire book. Read it now, please, read it now… if you want love, real passion, wow…

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