Saturday, March 6, 2010

Meandering in the twilight . . .

Today is the birthday of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861), poet.

"An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Who so loves believes the impossible." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Light tomorrow with today!" - 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 everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
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."

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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