Wordless Wednesday: Faces of Freedom
Happy May Day!

Poem in Your Pocket Day


As National Poetry Month comes to an end for 2009, we celebrate with A Poem in Your Pocket Day, where people are encouraged to carry around a poem with them all day and perhaps take it out and share it with someone. I chose How Do I Love Thee 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 
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.