Alright people. Today’s the ultimate day of the challenge. (For the rules, please click here). And now I present to you one of my favorite sonnets.
This one by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a charmer. I fall in love with it everytime I read it. Written for her husband, Robert Browning, this sonnet encapsulates not only the love that she felt for him, but in my view, the general sentiments of mankind regarding love.
So, enjoy. 🙂
“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 candle-light.
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.”
The second one I want to share is:
“Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same…If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
-Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
And the nominees for today are:
With that, the challenge was completed. And the experience? FUN. 🙂