In honor of our sixteenth anniversary today, I'm going to share a love poem for Poetry Friday.
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 candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love three with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love three 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.
And just to show that after sixteen years, we're still on the same wavelength, I gave him a new desktop computer for an anniversary gift and he gave me a new laptop! (Our kids are really happy about that, they get use of the old ones now.)
The Poetry Friday Round-Up is at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup. Check it out.