My rewriting of Elizabeth Barrett’s ‘Sonnet 43’.
How much do I love you? Let me see if I can explain.
I love you with my imagination’s fullest reach,
From the snow-capped mountains to the warmest beach.
My love is so strong it can resemble pain;
I love you like a farmer does long for the rain.
I lift my gaze to the skies and do beseech
For Heaven the right words my heart to teach.
My love is as wide as the boundless plain.
I love you like a falcon loves the wind,
Wild, untamable, fierce and true.
I love you like the breeze that caresses your skin,
Gentle and tender, eternally new.
Like a song, like a child, with an innocent grin,
All these describe my love for you.