Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How do I love thee?

How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth B. 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 everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
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.

Happy Anniversary! to my love, my best friend, and my soul mate.

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