Happy 7th!

How Do I Love Thee

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 Barrett Browning


  1. Happy Anniversary! You look stunning!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Have a great day with your loved one!

  3. HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!...and many many more happy ones...

  4. Happy Anniversary Lorelei!! Whishing that love, happiness and prosperity fill your life forever!!

  5. Anonymous7/05/2009

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You two look so lovely!

  6. Happy Anniversary! The look on both your faces says it all.

  7. So sweet! Beautiful, L. Happy Anniversary to you and Joe!

  8. Happy anniversary, you two!

  9. I love the poem. Have a happy anniversary.

  10. Hello Lorelei,
    Happy Anniversary and best wishes for many loving years together.

  11. Happy anniversary. That's a beautiful pic.

  12. Sweet - you look beautiful!
    Happy Anniversary!

  13. Happy anniversary. Wishing you many more beautiful years together.

  14. Happy Anniversary! I hope you and Joe had a wonderful day today. You look beautiful in your wedding picture...here's to many, many happy years agead!

  15. Congratulations on seven lucky years of marriage. May you celebrate 7x70 more! Enjoy the day! Erin
    P.S. I thought I was looking at a wedding magazine ad until I realized the stunning bride (and handsome groom) was you!

  16. Stunning.. Happy Anniversary!

  17. What a beautiful bride and groom! Made me take out my own pics. They are quite old but I think i'll post them on my blog for peeps to get a good laugh! We were married in 1980 so that should be a hoot (cuz you love owls). Thanks for sharing even though i'm late to the party.


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