I Love You

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you, for the part of me that you bring out. I love you, for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart, and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light, all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. I love you, because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life, not a tavern, but a temple. Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach, but a song. I love you, because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all.

by Roy Croft


  • Not a croft poem

    One of the most beautiful love poems I've ever read is written by Austrian poet Eric freed in the 1940s. Roycroft translated it from the German I never gave this man credit. Shame on you

    Jaleni 2017-08-12

  • how feel heart love in person

    i miss hubby and how i feel heart deep love with hubby but, you make love with me .... that why true love need strong and easy lost hubby everythings happend .... not easy rly

    april smith 2012-05-11

  • Sweet

    That is so sweet! I love it, and it TOTALLY describes my fiance!

    Rebekah 2012-02-24

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