” There are poems I have read that seem timeless. They speak over the years to the human heart in ways that are special. They enter the heart and take residence and every time you read them, they resonate in the soul like music. We come to recognize they have the ability to move us to a higher place…a spiritual plane. This poem written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is such a poem. It describes love, passion, connection, felt in every moral fiber of one’s being. It’s beauty can bring one to tears as well as give comfort. Please take time to enjoy the poem below.” Yu/stan/kema
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 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 BARRETT BROWNING