LOVE



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Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
Sonnets from The Portuguese - XLIII

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 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.


Happy Valentine's Day

18 comments:

Barb said...

Ahhh roses, I love them, your photo is beautiful!

Ulla said...

Lovely Nancy! I hope you two have a wonderfully romantic and quiet Valentines day. Stay warm and hug lots!
Wanting to see you soon!
Ulla
p.s.
I think this is one of the best images of Cupid and Psyche I have seen yet... the swoon and delicate line is truly delightful...

Lori said...

well nuts, i can't see your picture Nancy...i have always loved that sonnet...it is SO romantic!!!

Jeannene said...

Hi Nancy!! Hope all is well with you and your family. I just wanted to wish you and your family a "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY" weekend. XO Jeannene

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

C'est vraiment magnifique, comme d'habitude...It's truely magnificent like always Nancy! Your simple rose is no longer simple, with the added touch of your photography skills and the beautiful poem. Merci et bon weekend à toi et ta famille! Bisous, Anita

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh how lovely! Happy Valentine's Day Nancy! Bisous, Sherry

LW said...

Happy Valentine's Day Nancy

Louise

PS>....LOvely pictures...

Angelfeather said...

LOVE the picture, Angels ok, cupid qualifies, are my favorites.
Cheers
Di

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

That was so lovely!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Just beautiful.
xo~Tracie

NeereAnDear said...

Your photos is gorgeous... I hope you and Bill have an outstanding ... romantic... fabulous Valentines Day... I know that this is one Holiday that rings true for the two of you... so in Love

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

wendy humphreys said...

What a beautiful photo!

Efrat Dalton said...

I would like to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day. Beautiful rose picture.
Efrat

Dapoppins said...

Happy Valentines day to you to...I am sure it will be lovely!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

How lovely! And such nice images of romance...

Happy Valentines Day dear friend!

bluemuf said...

Beautiful...I love it all

Happy Valentines Day to both of you.

Hugs Karen

TattingChic said...

Oh! OH! OOHHHH!!! I LOVE Cupid And Psyche! It is my favorite mythological love story of all time!!! I also love the poetry of both Elizabeth Barret Browning and Robert Browning. They had such a sweet love story...sigh!!! :)

The Victorian Parlor said...

The rose pictures are gorgeous!