I am looking for a poem that starts out
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
If anyone has it, I would appreciate it.
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I'll check further.
I love you, not for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you, not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me
That you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped up heart
And passing over all the foolish weak things
That you can't help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love you because you are helping me
To make of the lumber of my life,
Not a tavern, but a temple.
Out of the works of my every day,
Not a reproach but a song.
I love you because you have done
More than any creed could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it without a touch,
Without a word,
WIthout a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what love means,
not a letter by Elizabeth Barrett Browning ?
I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
An expression of a very self-absorbed kind of love. Doesn't sound classy enough for EBB.
The Croft poem given above reads like greeting card drivel compared to her carefully crafted love sonnets.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2008 08:54AM by IanAKB.
it makes sense ...