Favorite Love Poems.......... for my Husband

I began this category last month with one of my first posts.....it was of my very favorite poem by E.E. Cummings.... I guess with this post I will just continue on with it.

I studied poetry when I was younger, my interpretation of the romantic genre was not as "on" as I would have liked, but as I have gotten older, I have realized that it was because I had nothing to relate it to.....that has changed over the years as has my love for them.....the beginning of this piece by Mrs. Barrett Browning is very famous, but it is the rest that really strikes my heart and the last line that pulls me in and makes it part of how much I love the man I married.

How do I love thee?

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 every day'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.


  1. Beautiful, your love for him comes through in your posts...


  2. I don't recall ever really studying poetry. Maybe I should now. That is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My favorite poem, a deployment poem!, is "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne.

  4. Sarah, that is truly beautiful. I can see why it is your favorite....I will have to take some quiet time to really read it through....along with some of the others....thanks for sharing it with me.


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