Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

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
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  • Rookie Ruth Rayment (8/8/2010 7:14:00 PM)

    Im sure this was the famous verse that was read in the movie Keeping Mum.... Im so sure of it.. if so I have been looking for this poem for agessss... so glad i tracked it down I love itttt xxx x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joshua Livengood (8/8/2010 2:33:00 PM)

    touch down
    that is all i have to say (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (8/8/2010 5:38:00 AM)

    The first line is like a vein of gold, in the mine shaft of the poetry world. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. L. (8/8/2010 5:27:00 AM)

    forever is just too long. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dj Johnson (4/5/2010 10:34:00 AM)

    This Poem Reminds Me Of Kylie Macfarland My Favorite Lady And Why I Love Her So Much (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (8/8/2009 4:35:00 AM)

    Contrast 'I shall but love thee better after death.' with Auden's strange 'I thought love would last for ever/I was wrong'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maria Ali (2/24/2009 12:47:00 PM)

    l like this poem so much. it is focus on a sort of exaggeration of the powerful of naturing of love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points p.a. noushad (7/4/2008 3:51:00 AM)

    love its beauty shines and its fragrance spreads int eternity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alaine Brazier (5/24/2008 12:03:00 AM)

    I remember having to memorize this poem in high school and never forgot the first verse. Though, I forgot the rest of it, I never forgot the first verse. And reading it again, made me realize what a truly beautiful poem it is, and why I always should've remembered all of it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ladona Hall (8/8/2007 9:21:00 PM)

    this poem is truly something real (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Liz Elizabeth (8/7/2007 4:55:00 AM)

    love poem is my favorite....hey! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! write more, ok? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Delilah (8/8/2006 2:20:00 PM)

    I love this poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! it is my very favorite. I had to memorize it in the 6th grade (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/22/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    Possibly the greatest FIRST LINE of poetry ever written, enough said... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yvette Anderson (3/26/2005 3:24:00 PM)

    one of my favourites :) (Report) Reply



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