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Sonnets from the Portuguese, XIV by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

on September 26, 2014



bokeh photography bubbles laauraa 500x390 Sonnets from the Portuguese, XIV by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
'I love her for her smile--her look--her way
Of speaking gently,--for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,--and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love, thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity
==
Sonnets from the Portuguese, XIV
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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