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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

To my lovely readers the world over...

A gift for you in the words of American poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)...

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.

Happy Valentine's Day!

love,
Angela

Feeling all Valentines-y like me? Check out the history of St. Valentine in Rome
xoxo

1 comments:

jessiev February 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

i love this poem. thanks!

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