Elizabeth Barrett Browning

As I open up my heart, and let in the love that surrounds me my girl Elizabeth Barrett Browning details the true meaning of how I should love. She doesn’t measure the amount of her love to her partners love, and doesn’t love because she is loved.  She loves selflessly, gently and genuinely.
Yes, I do love you and if you wait a while I may even love you Lizzie BB style ;-).

 

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.

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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