Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We love it here, at the End of the Rainbow

A favorite from this date in 2010

    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 everyday's 
    Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. 
    I love thee freely, as men might 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.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
        from Sonnets from the Portuguese
                              XLIII

GriggsDakota-The End of the Rainbow for Farmer Fred.
Happy Birthday from all of us here.

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