GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Thursday, February 14

Another year...

Last year I posted a poem for Valentine's day....I have decided to continue the tradition.

There are many that I have thought to post; this or that or even the one that made me chuckle. Instead I have chosen one that is a bit more serious. It is well known and has no need of an introduction.

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.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning~

Someday, I shall love someone in such a way or, as Aurora once sang, "I'm wishing......"

Happy Valentine's Day every one!

1 comment:

Boo said...

Excellent choice, Rae Rae. I had forgotten how much I enjoy this poem.