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Hey ppl, i though that i might share one of my favorite poems of all time. it's a sonnet by elizabeth browning, wife of robert browning who was also a poet.ENJOY!



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.


by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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I used to like this poem and Elizabeth Barrett till i read some poetry by her husband, Robert Browning, that man had a deathly twist to his writing. "Porphyria's Lover" is one of my favourites by him.. can you imagine being strangled by your own hair....what a way to go

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