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 an 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 grief's, 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.

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


  • Life and Death

    I love this poem. Written about true love. I will find you in this lifetime and the next.

    Myfanwy 2024-02-10

  • Touching

    This Poem Is Toching To My Heart iTS lIKe U Don't Wamt U and YoUR LoVERS lIFE TO BE APART

    Emeral 2010-09-02


    This poem perfectly describes the love I have for my soon to husband, Brian. My maid of honor Valary will be reading it at our wedding. I tear up everytime I read it.

    Jemma 2007-07-01

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