Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

I Love Thee - Poem by Thomas Hood

I love thee—I love thee!
'Tis all that I can say;—
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day;
The very echo of my heart,
The blessing when I pray:
I love thee—I love thee!
Is all that I can say.
I love thee—I love thee!
Is ever on my tongue;
In all my proudest poesy
That chorus still is sung;
It is the verdict of my eyes,
Amidst the gay and young:
I love thee—I love thee!
A thousand maids among.
I love thee—I love thee!
Thy bright hazel glance,
The mellow lute upon those lips,
Whose tender tones entrance;
But most, dear heart of hearts, thy proofs
That still these words enhance,
I love thee—I love thee!
Whatever be thy chance.


Comments about I Love Thee by Thomas Hood

  • Susan Williams (5/31/2017 3:52:00 PM)

    Again with that beautiful natural rhythm and imagery- - - makes me wonder if he spoke in poetic verses when he talked to the storekeeper or the maid. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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