Slight Turbulence

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on. From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'verse, that's my motto. Or at least it would be, if I start having a motto.

Sweet Sixteen

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My friend had our invitation framed as a wedding gift. The sonnet was printed on the front.

Ever since taking an English 400-something level class where we had to write a paper of symbolism and meaning (and since I got an A), I have loved this sonnet by  Elizabeth Barrett Browning. So much so that our wedding invitation carried it’s sentiment to proclaim that Cris & I would be married sixteen years ago today. And even sixteen years later I still am asking… “How do I love thee?”  (heh, heh!)

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.

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Author: Christina

Wife, mother, daughter, teacher... read more and find out more about me.

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