How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Poems for Children, FreeSchool


Your’e watching FreeSchool! 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.

2 thoughts on “How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Poems for Children, FreeSchool

  1. I have always loved this poem… So touching and so beautiful indeed.

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