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I was thinking about writing a poem. How do I love you, let me count the ways. Elizabeth beat me to it by a couple of hundred years. I might still write it but you can enjoy hers while I create mine.

Sonnet 43 – How do I love thee? Let me count the ways 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 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.

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