Tuesday, 14 February 2012

a love-filled day


Valentines Day is known for its loveliness, its passion, its kindness. 
I've always had an admiration for old love letters. 
And valentines day is an wonderful opportunity to add some of these to the House of Tulips.


Whether it is Shakespeare's sonnets of Romeo and Juliet, the love letters of Napoleon to Josephine or Beethoven's words to his "immortal beloved". 


Another beautiful example of this are those written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets of the Portuguese, to her husband Robert Browning.  One of her most famous poems is "How do I love thee"


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 everyday'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 a 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.


May you have a laughter filled day. 
Filled with exquisite moments, much love and beautiful words. 

xx
Pris

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8 comments:

dustjacket said...

How beautiful! Happy Valentines,
xxx dj

O said...

Have a lovely V-day Pris! Love the poems xoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Beautiful post! Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie! xoxo

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

beautiful ... Happy Valentine's ;-)

navy and orange said...

these photos just made me love this day even more!

xoxo navy & orange

Danielle said...

Beautiful post Pris, thank you! Your photos are so pretty and I love that Shakesphere sonnet. We had it read at our wedding, so it's very special to me.

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Danielle xo

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Beautiful pictures! =)

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Becky said...

How romantic! Love your photos! Hope you had a wonderful day :) xxx

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