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With Valentine's Day just 14 days away I thought I would do a special little series that exemplifies love in one of it's most honest forms--love letters. Each day I will post a love letter taken from the book, Love Letters of Great Men. Sorry this one is a little late.
And so today's letter is not actually a letter, but rather a poem--an oldie, but goodie.
"How do I love thee"
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 after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning