1.23.2008

Newly Discovered Quatrain by Ms. 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 thee 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

In the meantime while we're here on earth
How do I show you my love, what can I buy?
To show you to me how much you're worth
I'll get my gift at Lanikai!

2 comments:

bg said...

very very good. thanks for doing. i like this one. will use in newsletter too!

fair of field said...

I, too, could wax poetic about Lanikai's products...but never with such wit and cleverness. Brava!