How Do I Love Thee?

Read and listen to the poem 'How Do I Love Thee?' (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Listen to it being read by a native speaker of English from the south of England here.

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How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

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 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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