Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee?

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Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee?

Post by Guest on Fri 18 Apr 2008, 9:05 pm

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...............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 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.

...............Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Post by Guest on Wed 11 Jun 2008, 12:33 pm

I have read this before and it just captures my imagination on love expressed
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Re: Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee?

Post by BC Williams on Wed 11 Jun 2008, 3:03 pm

This is the most profound declaration of love I've ever had the privilege to read . . . for me, it captures the wholeness of love and it's many many facets of beauty!

Thank you, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, for writing it.

Hugs, bev

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Post by Guest on Fri 13 Jun 2008, 9:07 pm

it is just the most amazing poem I had to come in and have another read

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Post by BC Williams on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 12:05 am

Oh it really is . . . she was wise beyond her years, I believe. That we could fathom love like this . . . it's humbling.

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Post by Guest on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 10:34 am

Yes to harbor the emotions of love and put them so elequently to words and express them and make them so desirable as to have the reader wanting more is quite an achievement .Just superb .
Bobby xxx

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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Mar 2009, 9:32 pm

Ain't it amazing how people on Valentines day quote just the first line and don't even know the poet. She is one of my favoite. And to think it was written for her darling husband Robert Browning. I cannot read it enough.

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