Poetry Monday

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category:
One of the first things I had to memorize in Drama class was poetry and interpretation. We had to recite it to our audience. Although it's a short piece I did get a phenomenal response from it. I recalled choosing this particular piece because it was so passionate, yet and tragic...How can someone love so deeply even knowing that the object of your affections may not feel that way?

I still remember that poem and every now and then it takes me back in time.

How Do I Love Thee?
Poem lyrics of 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 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 better after death.

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