Yes, I AM almost done catching up!
This is probably one of the most beloved of Sonnets, and certainly of Ms. Barrett Browning’s works.
I think it is also one of the very first poems I ever read as a young adult.
And here we go…
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 candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men might 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.
Truly, this Sonnet does not fail to consume me!
Thanks go to:
for finding this poem, as well as the Google!
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers. They are: Ngobesing Romanus and “elizabethansonnets.” Thank you, both, for honoring who I AM and what I do. May you receive Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Prosperity, and Divine Peace from following “This I Who I AM.”
And for those of you already following or reading “This Is Who I AM,” may you continue Peace, Health, and Plenty. In your lives, and in your worlds.