HOW DO I LOVE THEE ?
“How do I love thee ? - let me count the ways”*
I love you for the kindness and laughter
And the joy you bring to my days.
I love you for your tenderness and care.
The forgiveness that you show~
I feel your presence everywhere.
I love you for the memories of days now long gone
When we were so much younger
And our song had just begun.
I love you for who I am when I am with you
The things your love allows me to see ~
You let me see the world brand new.
I loved you then and I love you still
I love your very being
And I always will.
© Linda J. Vaughan
The Pages of Avalon
* Elizabeth Barrett Browning