Elizabeth Barrett Browning is one of the most notable romance poets. Her poem about love, from the Sonnets of the Portuguese, remains one of the most beloved. This poem is featured in this page-sized design.
* Resizable up to 27” x 30”.
* Poem is originally known as “Ten,” for its placement in the sonnets.
* Hand-restored to improve clarity and detail.
Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed
And worthy of acceptation. Fire is bright,
Let temple burn, or flax; an equal light
Leaps in the flame from cedar-plank or weed:
And love is fire. And when I say at need
I love thee . . . mark! . . . I love thee—in thy sight
I stand transfigured, glorified aright,
With conscience of the new rays that proceed
Out of my face toward thine. There’s nothing low
In love, when love the lowest: meanest creatures
Who love God, God accepts while loving so.
And what I feel, across the inferior features
Of what I am, doth flash itself, and show
How that great work of Love enhances Nature’s.