Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 8

Tonight wasn't as productive as I had hoped, but my mother called me, and moms have to come 1st! I did write 635 words, although I have to admit some of those words were copied verbatim from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I spent some time looking around http://www.poetry-online.org to find the perfect love poem. I was looking for something a bit less well-known, but nothing came close to saying it better than this:

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.
  
Today's count - 635. Total to date - 4745

1 comment:

  1. That is a lovely poem. I am curious to see and read the framework around it and how you worked it into the story.

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