Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine for Steve

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 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.

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1770-1850)


18 comments :

Diane said...

Oh...Beautiful! I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Bren said...

Now that's an original! Fun piece :-)

WrightStuff said...

Aw that's lovely. Now I must be off to make mine for my beloved!

Msartist said...

She is so pretty, what a lovely Valentine! I need to finish my Valentines projects~ Have a wonderful
weekend. ~Theresa

Christine said...

omg, how romantic that poem is, not to mention the picture...beautiful eyes.

VP Miller said...

What a gorgeous Valentine!!.. See what good stuff I've been missing since being away? :) Hope you have a happy one! - Victoria

Jenny Blair said...

Soooooo beautiful! The painting just speaks of love, those eyes especially :) Steve is a VERY lucky man :)x

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful valentines Heather!! I just love and admire your work!! Steve must feel very special to receive such a beautiful gift!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

- hey bro! - said...

Wow, such cool layering! She's got such a beautiful face and expression~
Steve sure is one lucky guy! ;)

Anne said...

This is really, really lovely!

Deb Harvey said...

Beautiful piece and one of my favorite poems, too!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your very kind words!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Julia Christie said...

Sooo beautiful both the art and the poetry! I just love her face and expression! Don't you just love your sweetie!

Smiles

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Heather, I really love how you paint and this piece is pitch perfect in every way. The colors are exceptional and I am just in love with her face. Beautiful sentiment for valentines day.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, how lovely.
Hello Heather,
I'm so glad I found your blog. Your artwork is amazing. I'm now a follower and plan to have a better look around.

Kyles =D

carolyn said...

Ahhhh, Browning!

Beautiful piece of art as well, Heather!

Gallery Juana said...

Beautiful piece! I could see a whole line of products with this image.

Nicola said...

Awwww such beautiful words and a gorgeous piece of art she is soooooo pretty, love her eyes and lovely lips!!! Beautiful!

Beware The Black Rabbit said...

I love the eyes!