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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

Informal Theme # 3

Blog # 3

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 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.
"How Do I Love Thee?" expresses Elizabeth's everlasting 
love for her husband, Robert Browning. According to her, 
there is no limit in her love to him. Her love was so intense
that it already rises to the spiritual level. She loves him 
better than anybody. She said thatshe would love him freely 
and purely. Moreover, she said that she would still love him
even better after death.