Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnet 43

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  1. Major

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    Mar 7, 2014

    One of Major's favorites .... Bet that will surprise most of you..... :)

    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.
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    Mar 8, 2014

    What a beautiful poem. No, I am not surprised by the revelation.

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