Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How Do I Love Thee? (Protaganist Syndrome/Beautiful Faith version)


Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Music written and performed by childofthesun32 Photos by childofthesun32 The poem set to the music from another song/tune I did with a melody I haven’t used before. The poem: 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 candlelight. 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. I believe this to be copyrighted by me though of course the words belong to the Universe.

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