Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! (and contest winner)

How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 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.

Thanks to all of you who entered my Follower Love giveaway. I'm happy to announce the winner is: 
Serena@PensiveBookeaters! Congratulations - I'll be sending you an e-mail to get your mailing information.


  1. I seriously want to eat one of those cookies right now! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I love that poem. it was nice to read it again.

  3. I love this poem. Thanks for posting it!

  4. I love this poem. Thanks for posting it!