How I miss thee! Let me count the ways...

Jun 20, 2011, 2:18 PM |

I was sent this photo yesterday - this waterfall is on the farm where I grew up! My FAVOURITE place to be! It is high up in the  mountains about 3-5km from our farmhouse.

The source of the waterfall - a lovely fountain. How I miss thee! Let me count the ways!


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 candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a 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 Barret Browning - my favourite from Highschool