Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

How Do I Love Thee? - Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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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Form: Sonnet


Comments about How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/4/2017 11:56:00 PM)


    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.
    Nice poem.
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/1/2017 1:33:00 PM)


    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.
    Love this poem. Thanks poet.
    10.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/29/2017 2:12:00 PM)


    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 life! - and, if God choose,
    I shall but love thee better after death.
    A great love poem.
    10++
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  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/26/2017 1:23:00 PM)


    An unquestionable love.
    Flowing freely in the bones and marrows of the poet.
    Nice poem!

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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  • Tom Allport (1/1/2017 2:03:00 PM)

    tom allport
    love has no measure? it makes the world go bonkers. (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/20/2016 6:15:00 PM)

    Ha ha!
    kept thinking dumb dumb dumb - especially after reading emily dickinson - until I got to the last line! Fine sense of humor, this browning woman. =: -) (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2016 3:57:00 PM)


    lovely poem..just connected to the heart , very soothing... pure love (Report) Reply

  • Chayan Sarkar (6/26/2016 8:11:00 AM)


    love thee better after death... Beautiful finishing (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2016 6:52:00 AM)


    To my soul mate (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2016 5:35:00 AM)


    A heartfelt beautiful poem from the great poetess. (Report) Reply

  • Atu-wonders Osim (4/29/2016 2:21:00 AM)


    Just the way I love the one I love, and this poem has said it better. (Report) Reply

  • Tracy Craighead (3/18/2016 8:24:00 PM)


    Loving freely is such a powerful phrase. Hate chosen in the good times and in the bad is a virtue and a gift.
    beautiful.
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  • (2/22/2016 7:04:00 PM)


    Beautiful and heartfelt poem full of emotions and expression. Very gifted poet (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2016 11:54:00 PM)


    Niceeee (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle (12/28/2015 11:52:00 AM)


    Nice and beautiful poetry (Report) Reply

  • Folorunso Oladipo Daniel (12/26/2015 1:34:00 AM)


    Love is the centre focus of the earth, the poet love is incomparable just like I put it in my poem 'An Entrapment' (Report) Reply

  • Ellen Mcgowan (11/30/2015 6:00:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem. The words are clearly wrote by someone in love (Report) Reply

  • John S (11/5/2015 2:24:00 PM)


    If I ever fall in love again, I shall be sure to recite this poem to my lover. What women would turn down a man who recited her this poem or vice versa? Beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Porfy Beltran (8/25/2015 5:26:00 PM)


    One of the first poem I remember. I wonder when I first noticed it, and why? (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2015 12:51:00 AM)


    সুন্দৰ কবিতা (Report) Reply



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