Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

121. The Seraph And Poet 5/13/2001
122. To George Sand: A Recognition 5/13/2001
123. Sonnet Xxxv: If I Leave All For Thee 1/3/2003
124. The Prisoner 5/13/2001
125. Sonnet 16 - And Yet, Because Thou Overcomest So 1/13/2003
126. To 5/13/2001
127. Sonnet Xliii 12/31/2002
128. Sonnet Xxxii: The First Time 1/3/2003
129. Sonnet Iii: Unlike Are We, Unlike 1/3/2003
130. Sonnet I 12/31/2002
131. Sonnet Xii: Indeed This Very Love 1/3/2003
132. Sonnet 08 - What Can I Give Thee Back, O Liberal 1/13/2003
133. Sonnet Xli: I Thank All 1/3/2003
134. Minstrelsy 5/12/2001
135. Sonnet Xxii: When Our Two Souls Stand Up 1/3/2003
136. Sonnet 30 - I See Thine Image Through My Tears To-Night 1/13/2003
137. The Look 5/13/2001
138. The Meaning Of The Look 5/13/2001
139. Sonnet Vi: Go From Me 1/3/2003
140. The Poet And The Bird 5/13/2001
141. Sonnet 25 - A Heavy Heart, Beloved, Have I Borne 1/13/2003
142. Sonnets From The Portuguese Iii 1/4/2003
143. Sonnet 39 - Because Thou Hast The Power And Own'st The Grace 1/13/2003
144. Sonnet 04 - Thou Hast Thy Calling To Some Palace-Floor 1/13/2003
145. Sonnet 34 - With The Same Heart, I Said, I'Ll Answer Thee 1/13/2003
146. Sonnet 23 - Is It Indeed So? If I Lay Here Dead 1/13/2003
147. To George Sand: A Desire 5/13/2001
148. Sonnet 32 - The First Time That The Sun Rose On Thine Oath 1/13/2003
149. Xiv (If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought) 1/13/2003
150. The Weakest Thing 12/31/2002
151. The Lady's Yes 5/13/2001
152. Sonnet 09 - Can It Be Right To Give What I Can Give? 1/13/2003
153. Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe 1/13/2003
154. Lord Walter's Wife 12/31/2002
155. Sonnet Xiv 12/31/2002
156. Ix 5/12/2001
157. Sonnet 17 - My Poet, Thou Canst Touch On All The Notes 1/13/2003
158. Iv 5/12/2001
159. Perplexed Music 5/12/2001
160. Iii 5/12/2001
Best Poem of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a 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 ...

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Sonnet Xli: I Thank All

I thank all who have loved me in their hearts,
With thanks and love from mine. Deep thanks to all
Who paused a little near the prison-wall
To hear my music in its louder parts
Ere they went onward, each one to the mart's
Or temple's occupation, beyond call.
But thou, who, in my voice's sink and fall
When the sob took it, thy divinest Art's
Own instrument didst drop down at thy foot

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