I love poetry, and my favorite poem is How Do I love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It’s been one of my favorites since I first heard it watching re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210 in the finale. When Kelly Taylor read this poem at David and Donna’s wedding, I just fell in love with the words. So I decided to do a sketch using this poem, mixed with my re-creation version of a day of the dead art. I hope that you all enjoy!!
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 every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love the 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