This week’s feature on Writer’s Corner is none other than one of my favourite love poems ever written.
The Sonnet “How Do I Love Thee” written By Elizabeth Barrett Browning has been a favourite of mine from the first day I read it and still is today. It captures so much emotion. Emotions that we may not always be able to express ourselves.
So here goes.. Do enjoy
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”
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 a 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.