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How do I love?

“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 every day’s

The quietest need, by sun and candlelight.

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 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 chooses,

I shall but love thee better after death.”

Recommend0 Simily SnapsPublished in Faith, Fantasy, Fiction, Happy Read, Poetry, Romance

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