Friday, February 11, 2011

Poetry 134: How Do I Love Thee

In case you're looking for a romantic poem to share with that special someone come this Valentine's Day....

4 {Twelve}

How Do I Love Thee

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 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 seem to love
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.


  1. An awesome poem to get lost in.

  2. Nice.

    I mean, the cake is nice.

    The poem, too.

    But I'm a guy.

    I want the cake.

    I want to eat the cake.

  3. Aw that's so sweet <3
    And I too and now craving that cupcake!