How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barret Browning, a 19th-century Victorian poet, is one of her most famous poems. The sonnet opens with ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ and proceeds to answer the question with some of the most lyrical hyperbole. The poem speaks about how deep and far true love can go, suggesting that true love transcends traditional life on Earth and stretches into death and maybe even into future lives (depending on what you believe). How Do I Love Thee wedding poem talks about how these lovers’ souls are joined inexplicably. Their souls will always touch even if they can’t physically in real life. Download a PDF copy of this wedding poem, if you’d like to have this read at your ceremony.

How Do I Love Thee

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 thee 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.

How do I download thee?

If How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barret Browning is the poem for your wedding, then download a free PDF copy below. It's easy to print and take straight to the big day!

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How do I love thee? How do you plan a wedding? These are just some of the questions Rock My Wedding is here to answer. So if you’re looking at wedding readings, it’s safe to say you’re probably quite far into your wedding planning journey. The last few steps you might be pondering are your table name ideas, the five signs you need for your wedding day and wedding favours!


Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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