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 candlelight.
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.

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Posted on December 26, 2013, in LOve Poetry And Quotes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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