26 Eylül 2014 Cuma

HOW GO I LOVE THEE ( sone 43 )

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 
Most quiet 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’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 (1806-1861)

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