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How Do I Love Thee

How Do I Love Thee

written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways.

I love Thee to the depth and breath 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 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.

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