|This poem is one of the most
romantic poems for Valentine's Day and any time you want to tell someone
that you love him or her.
Do I Love Thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and
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 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 grief's, and with my childhood's
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,---I love thee with
Smiles, tears, of all my life!---and, if
I shall but love thee better after death.
~~Elizabeth Barrett Browning~~
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