Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sonnet-Inspired Valentines

EAB Designs is offering a free pdf of Elizabeth Barrett Browning-inspired How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways valentines. You can print and personalize them.

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.


M Pax said...

This takes me back. The first time my husband said he loved me [when we were dating], he read a sonnet to me. In public. Won him a lot of points. :)

Tabatha said...

I'll bet it did!