Friday, May 14, 2010

Poetry Friday - The Anniversary Edition

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.


Sarah Rettger said...

How sweet! Congratulations.

tanita davis said...

Awww, you guys. How cute you are. Blessings of another happy sixteen years to you.

Christine Marciniak said...

Thanks, Sarah and Tanita!

Laura said...

You have a modern day "Gift of the Magi" story.


Laura Evans
all things poetry

Christine Marciniak said...

Laura, luckily the gifts are useful to both of us - unlike in the Gifts of the Magi!

laurasalas said...

Beautiful--and happy anniversary!