Saturday, March 03, 2007

EBB

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 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.

this is one poetry that is ever present in my life. and i wouldn't forget the names elizabeth barrett browning & henry wadsworth longfellow's i shot an arrow into the air...it fell to earth i knew not where...i hope i can find a copy of this... i guess my grade school class memorized these names till this day. our english teacher let us deliver this piece in front of the class almost in perfection.
then in high school...all four years. in college it's back again...but the meaning i truly felt only now that i have married...now is the time i can really say...LET ME COUNT THE WAYS...and it is just countless...


the Holiday is a feel good movie...great watch...

4 comments:

Margie said...

It truly is the most beautiful poem!
One of my all time favorites!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

shammu... said...

yep!! truly beautiful! :)
Takecare!!!

Nabeel said...

Hmm I haven't seen the movie .. well I guess not my type. and I don't like Jack Black that much .. he's a good actor, but don't like the way he does things and his expressions and such.

preetha said...

hey I wanted to watch that movie soo badly, BUT no company, and secondly no m,oney!!! :D

too bad!!! and the poem was a real romantic one...liked it...i'v never read it before...

:) :)
preetha!