We are now starting February, the “love month”. We celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everyone is feeling festive again, showing love to friends and family, and everybody else. Since love is in the air, I feel appropriate to share a love poem.
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 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 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.
Simple beautiful. I love this poem so much, is one of those that makes you love Love. What poem does that to you? Would love to know. I do hope that this month brings love and good feelings and that you enjoy it.
Stay well, my friends.