The Bacon Verses

How do I love bacon? Let me count the ways. I love bacon 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 bacon to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love bacon freely, as men strive for right. I love bacon purely, as they turn from praise. I love bacon with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love bacon with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love bacon with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love bacon better after death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (b. 1806) Sonnets from the Portuguese #43
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