Due to me being a published poet, many people have asked me what my favourite poem is, so I thought I’d share it with you here. This won’t be a long blog, just a little inside info into my favourites.
The poem is written by Elizabeth Barret Browning. Born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a celebrated English poet of the Romantic Movement. She lived from 1806 – 1861, and this poem was written for her husband Robert Browning (also a poet). The poem caused a bit of a stir, because the inspiration behind the work was Elizabeth’s love for the man who had ‘rescued her’ from a desperate, reclusive lifestyle that she led in London, following the accidental death of her closest brother.
Elizabeth and Robert exchanged hundreds of love-letters over the two years from 1845-46. It is very clear in the letters just how much they adored each another. The poem is called ‘How do I love thee?’.
This poem tells you just how much she loved her husband and it makes my hopeless romantic heart soar.
Let me know what poems you love. That’s it from me for now…
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