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How do I love thee?

17 Oct

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 with a 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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