How Do I Love Thee ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This is another poem my mother loved.  She gave me a book by Elizabeth Barrett Browning when I began with poetry, and then I read from the book to her during her last illness.  This image of the poem is courtesy of Dover Publications.  It was a free sample from Great Love Poems.  It is a wonderful Mystery how love grows beyond grief.  I am slow to recover from major events, but healing arrives; and I like to think the roots are deep in God’s Word too.  I still love, “In the beginning was the Word . . .” from John 1:1.  Now when my emotions overwhelm me, it usually means I need to rest and spend time rereading the Psalms and favorite poems.  Takes a certain kind of patience some days, to slow down, but then I am blessed.

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