Ali Sabry

Gold Star - 5,085 Points (11/08/1988 / Iraq - Baghdad)

How Do I Love Thee? - Poem by Ali Sabry

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Ghazal


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 2, 2016



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