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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."(with my apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning a brilliant poet)

You can read Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is an amazing poem and other than me using her first line as my title and as a hook there is no relation between the two pieces.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-sonnet-43

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1. and every time i see you it is for the first time  still my heart skips a beat and every time we kiss it is our first  and there is nothing like that first kiss. 2. and it is not just that i love you with every fibre of my being but more important that i cherish it and treat it as my most important priority.  3. and now i believe that  nothing  could have stopped me from loving you.  even if we had never met i am convinced  you would of monopolized my dreams. 4. and I choose to believe the beauty spread freely on earth sparkles just a hint brighter because  we are so in love with one another. 5. and to have shared my life with you as you have shared your life with me apart or together always the better for the union  we live. 6. and I still own every crystal clear memory  of every arbitrary kiss you unexpectedly left on my lips. 7. and not yesterday not tomorrow now  is the heaven of our existence. 8. and we always knew 'why? fight the current if you can surf the waves'. 9. and our mornings  in the solitude outside our home  where birds fly and salty dogs roam  sharing that with you my love  feels like the purest freedom available to all earthly life. 10. and i love it when you slip under my skin like you would our bed sheets after a long journey away. 11. and even in the pitch of black, surrounded by the dark my eyes shut and blindfolded i would not see the moon or the stellar diamonds that hug the night sky but still i  would see you. 12. and if i hold you a little tight at times  please blame my exuberance on the joyous life we've  shared - every moment we've spent as a loving couple. 13. and it is you my love who taught me  the weeping willow not the mighty oak represents the greatest strength in nature. 14. and now I know my love the trust to unfold for your partner  everything that is you (even the darkest parts of your makeup), the comfort that there is nothing about you your partner won't accept is a special love gifted to those who seek it with pure intent. 15. and if the truth be known marriage isn't love, marriage is a contract  unlike love contracts can be broken. 16. and i will always be there to hold you when there are no words. 17. and when i knew it was you i knew it would never be anyone else ever again. 18. and if not for love then what? 19. The Closing Soliloquy  Sleep well my darling Warm in my heart  Tender in my thoughts  Safe in my hold and I do I hold you Singular Gift you happiness  Like links on a chain  Pure gold Glitters Like the brilliant sheen of hope  and Hope is The greatest gift of all  Sweet dreams my heart Soft in the natural embrace of my undying love. Dec 7 2015 armand 

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Date: 2/27/2020 2:29:00 PM
Hello Maurice Yonne, you should read this poem to your sweetheart. Because it is very romantic. Have a nice day my fiend.
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Date: 2/23/2016 10:42:00 PM
WOW!!! I wish my partner could express his love for me in such a way. Thanks Maurice, you've given me something to think about
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Date: 1/12/2016 8:46:00 AM
Classic, intelligent, sublime and graceful. As usual, yet another excellent piece from you dear poet. Happy new year once again
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Date: 1/4/2016 12:02:00 AM
Thank you for sharing :)
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Date: 12/26/2015 2:29:00 AM
The kind of love depicted here makes me want to be better for my lover x So gracious and innocent.
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Date: 12/24/2015 11:23:00 AM
Armand, you could teach romance with sublime words such as these. In fact I am sure your words have a large influence on the poets who are gifted with your beautiful poetry. I am wishing you a Mele Kalikimaka my friend. Blessings and Aloha, Connie
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Date: 12/22/2015 2:37:00 PM
Very nice, to say the east
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Date: 12/19/2015 11:31:00 AM
This was a look in the mirror at my own love for my man; you expressed and explained feelings of love that could be a vow. The authentic and genuine love radiates a beauty all its own. I am delighted and uplifted by your write ... CayCay
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Date: 12/16/2015 3:58:00 AM
A delight to read Armand, gold, glitter, how brilliant and sweet. Thank you for sharing your tender thoughts. Always here and there, YOUR BIGGEST FAN..... LINDA the Cute DESTROYER :)
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Date: 12/16/2015 4:00:00 AM
I got TAGGY FEET... LOL ;)
Date: 12/14/2015 12:28:00 PM
armand, i am swooning; so riveting!..glad to see you around after a while!..spill ink and huggs!
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Date: 12/14/2015 1:09:00 AM
Charmaine stole my words, its so good to see you back Armand!
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Date: 12/13/2015 3:54:00 PM
Oh how I was missing such masterpieces... Fantastic ! Let me read another one.
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Date: 12/12/2015 6:45:00 PM
That's quite the picture you chose. I enjoyed revisiting this piece Armand.
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Date: 12/12/2015 2:53:00 AM
Come hold me for I have no words for this beautiful love song. A fave
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Date: 12/11/2015 4:05:00 PM
This is absolutely beautiful, Armand! Tender are your thoughts, romantic the feel, undying your love!!! #7+++Fav. ~ All the best my friend. // paul
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Date: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
You are a true artist and romantic my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent piece.
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Date: 12/9/2015 8:54:00 PM
gosh, you were very inspired to write such a wonderful romantic piece, Armand. My favorite part of the list was number ten. It was awesomely poetic! thanks so much for visiting my poetry today. Faving this gem.
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Date: 12/9/2015 11:18:00 AM
You count love magnificently!! Powerful, passionate, spiritual but most of all honest! A wonder poem my friend.
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Date: 12/8/2015 3:37:00 PM
I'm speechless my friend! absolutely stunning :-) 7 & faves :-) hugs Jan xx
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