Friday, June 12, 2009
I'M IN LOVE by jasmine schoch
Famous Words of Love
In addition to my last I'M IN LOVE post, I thought I would also share the poem entitled, "How Do I Love Thee?" written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, which is said to be one of the most famous love poems written in the English language.
How Do I Love Thee?
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.