Thursday, October 18, 2012

Let Me Count The Ways

Hello World!  I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  I love poetry.  I have since high school.  Let me share one of my favorites with you by Elizabeth Barrett 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 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.

Isn't it beautiful?  Are you a poet?  Do you love to write?  Have you ever thought of submitting your work?  If so, then maybe a poetry contest would be the way to go.  The World Poetry Movement is holding a poetry contest with 116 prizes totaling over $10,000.  Here’s your chance to share a message from your heart. Your poem can be on any subject, in any style. Winning poems will also be considered for publication.  Head on over to to submit your work.  

So, put pen to paper...or rather, fingers to keyboard and let your creative juices flow.  
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  1. Kathryn,how lovely this poem is/
    I do write,I have just sent my second book (a childrens) to the publisher. I belong to a writers group to and have just started writing a little poetry. Thank you for sharing this. I will take a look at the competition. xx

  2. I love poetry, too! Shall I dust off some of the pieces I wrote oh so many years ago? Thanks for letting us know about this! ~ Maureen

  3. I would like to invite you to link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you’d like to attend.

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick