Dedicated to Cheri
…A poet in her own “write”
the comparison of Wisconsin weather to a love affair originated from her…
How do I love Wisconsin? Let me count the ways
I love thee to the depth of the snowfall, the length of the raindrops and the height of the sun
All your crazy weather pattern days, while the wind is out there to play
All your crazy leaps from from steaming hot to winter fun
Furnace days quickly become air-conditioning freeze…Akin to a love affair, as you plunge headlong
Casting all fear aside, you jump right in with ever so huge strides
A sense of urgency hoping to go forward and belong
Love carries you on a thrilling, fantastic ride
Sometimes hurting needs to forget, never knowing a thought of regret
Flying into it headstrong…enjoying it all before it is gone
You never how long it is going to last…when you will have to leave it all and reset
Never knowing how long it will last, never knowing if it will become a sad song
Sonnet 43 – How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
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 the 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.
“– in fact, it’s only been around for a little over 150 years. Prominent Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning first published the poem in 1850.” http://www.shmoop.com/how-do-i-love-thee-sonnet-43/
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I am overwhelmed with all of this attention! Oh my goodness! Shane, you are such a dear heart! thank you!
Hey, I’ve nominated you for the liebster blog award, here are more details should you choose to accept,
thank you so much, Ami! very kind of you!
Thank you, Ami! Merci beaucoup! I admire your writings so much! To find you have value in mine, makes my heart sing! Thank you! It will take a little time to respond to it…I am reading so many good blogs! These awards are so gratifying to receive and affirm me as a writer. I know how important the awards are to my motivation and I hope when I nominate someone it inspires them to greatness!
Thank you, Ami! I am accepting the award and ready to post my nominations today! Thank you for your gracious award! Hope all is well with you and that your writing is flowing well!
I love Elizabeth Barrett Browning!
Yes, a woman ahead of her time!
Nominated you for Super Sweet Blogger Award! (because you are Super Sweet!) 🙂
I think you have the kindest heart, Patty! I know from your words that you have a deep love for your friends and the people you love! May you find deep joy within yourself and celebrate the JOY you are to so many of us! I am so amazed how we have found each other, considering there are millions of bloggers—fascinating thought!
Yes I agree! And I am so glad too Jane! ❤
I nominate you Super Sweet Blogging Award, Jane. Please check it out at http://daylighttune.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/super-sweet-blogger-award/ 🙂 Wish you have a nice day.
thank you so much, Hikari Yori! I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude! You touch my blogger’s heart!
You are a star!! Lovely
merci, Mich! You are so kind…always…love you!
Dear Jane, you are most welcome. I never expect to touch your blogger’s heart 🙂
First, the poem- I love your parody of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee..” Very Clever. I didn’t think any state could match the erratic weather of OK. There is a saying here “if you don’t like the weather, just wait awhile,…it will change.”
2nd-Let me congratulate you on your many awards. It must be thrilling and yet overwhelming. I know that’s how I would feel. I still can’t believe you nominated me for one of the “Sunshine Blogger” awards! I don’t know how I can accept-I don’t know 10 people to pass it on to!!
Miss Betty, I think Oklahoma and Wisconsin must be twins! –regarding the weather! Hey, you received the “Sunshine Award” because you deserved it! And to solve your dilemma of who to nominate—begin reading the blogs of others on WordPress…it is just that simple. I was so impressed with the beautiful writing, photography and artwork of those on WordPress! It is a delightful journey to take! Good luck!