Sunday, November 9, 2008

Down Memory Lane..

Assamualaikum bloggie,
this is one of my favorite poems when I was in college.
By Elizabeth Barret Browning
"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 and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday'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 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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