allisonleighann♥: poetic thursday.
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Thursday, December 13

poetic thursday.

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 every day'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 Browning

i adore this poem.
it's beautiful.
and it's probably one of the sweetest poems i've ever read.


  1. One of my favorites. Such a beautiful poem. :)

    1. Tis. (:
      I remember learning it in high school, but I didn't really pay attention to it's meaning at the time.

  2. That one is so lovely! My favorite is Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare!


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