Sonnet 1

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.


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