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Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday's Musings ...about love



"I thought this was pretty and wanted to share it with you.

"Who so loves/Believes the impossible." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born in Durham, England. She was known for her Sonnets from the Portuguese, her poetry captured the essence of her love for poet Robert Browning.

The 43rd sonnet began with the famous words, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." The book's title came from Robert's pet name for Elizabeth, "the Portuguese."

"Experience, like a pale musician," she wrote, "holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand."

With patience and love, Elizabeth and Robert believed-- and created-- the "impossible." Through the beauty of her poetry, Robert fell in love with her before they ever met. He wrote to her of his admiration and she replied.

The couple exchanged nearly 600 letters and poetry for 20 months. Of their love, she wrote, "He made me feel with every breath I drew in his presence, that he loved me with no ordinary affection."

Elizabeth, an invalid and recluse with a chronic lung disease, chose love over death. She defied her father's orders, and the couple eloped to Italy in 1846 where they flourished in their love for one another.

"Grow old along with me!" Robert urged his beloved in one of his most famous poems, "The best is yet to be./The last of life, for which the first was made."

~~With love, all is possible. "

Hope you enjoyed this,
sandie, the romantic lover . . .

(This was taken from: dailycelebrations@yahoogroups.com; on behalf of; _lei_aloha [_lei_aloha@yahoo.com])

This video shows how my GS lives his life. Suits him to a T. I just love his zest for life! The only problem that gets in his way - is school! teehee And speak about love - I LOVE this little guy so much!

24 comments:

Cheri said...

Oh to be so carefree and happy...those were the days.

LADY LOVES YA JANE said...

Sandie my dear...EVERY time I click on your posts I feel the love! And yes the romance! I have to question you today though...
Will you growold with me?

Sandra said...

love that video. what a doll baby elephant. not a romantic bone in my body, or sentimental bone either. but i did learn somethings i did not know about the poets.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful story, Sandie.
And that video is just too sweet...yes, I can picture your GS being that way.
Have a great week!♥
*hugs*

Gaston Studio said...

Yep, love is something we need every single day of our lives... so glad I have it in my life as I'm sure you do in yours, Sandie.

Changes in the wind said...

absolutely nothing makes me smile more than dancing anything:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is the GS for sure! I am also a romantic as you know! hugs, Linda

Susan said...

That was great, Sandie. If only all of us could live life through the eyes of a child, the world would be a better place.

Loved the E.B.Browning lines, too. I'm a hopeless romantic. I like to believe "the best is yet to be."

Take care and have an awesome Monday. Susan

Thisisme. said...

I absolutely love that quote "Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be". Ooooh, that's so romantic, especially to my poor romantic heart!!

Rae said...

What a beautiful love story. I've always enjoyed her poetry. Now that I know more about her, I like it even more.

Carol said...

Beautiful quote for the week. Love everything about todays post.

Love to you! Carol

Ginny said...

I have always thought the Barrett browning story extremly romantic! Can you imagine the courage it would have taken in those days to leave her overbrearing father? From what I rememeber, love got her better and it was Robert who died first? Too bad you couldn't see the joy you have given little Ella today. Elephants are her favorite thing in the whole world. She has several stuffed ones that she loves, we gave her one for Christmas. I told her I had a surprise on the computer and she LOVED it, watched it several times and made me promise to show her again as soon as her nap is over. Once in awhile, you put on games and things she really loves!

Sandy said...

Your blog is really interesting. I'm enjoying it, especially the animal photos.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

So many happy lessons here. I even love the word "Carefree". When I think of the word I think of happiness.
Have a wonderul and Carefree week!
Hugs

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love the poems by the Brownings, they both just beam with love.
I tried to watch the video but it was unavailable..sigh.
Molly

Home In The Hollow said...

I never thought I'd say it that elephant was precious, Kiddo!...:)JP

Mevely317 said...

Aw heck, this video has been removed by YouTube ... I quit reading the small print and will just imagine Andy grinning and leap-frogging!

I like how you've written about Love, here on Bachelot night .... WHO will he pick????

Shanae Branham said...

What a beautiful tribute to love. I enjoyed it very much. I just want you to know that I agree with you! As women, we are all heroes! You are a hero for always making me laugh with your wonderful sense of humor.

Sharon Kirby said...

The Brownings had such a very sweet love affair. I have enjoyed their poetry.

Thanks for sharing this - I found it very enjoyable. And the quote - Who so loves/Believes the impossible." That was so good - and directly applies to a situation with a person in my life.

Believing GOD for the impossible...

xoxo

That corgi :) said...

got here too late and couldn't watch the video; said it was no longer available :(

I didn't know that about Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. What a love story indeed! Can you imagine them waiting for letters from each other? Certainly there was some time in between them without the Internet. So glad she chose love over death and took the plunge to be with him; I'm sure she didn't regret it.

betty

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

a LOVEable post, Sandie. We all need l o v e !
Have a happy Tuesday, is Mrs. Sun shining down on you too? Spring is just around the corner... xxxx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

We do love our little grandsons!! We are so blessed to have them in our lives!! They give us fresh eyes!!

Chicken Wrangler said...

love ya! Great post today as always, dear!

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Sandie dearest, You made my day.. Oh what a wonderful love story. And I wonder if Elizabeth's health improved by living in Italy? The elephant was so funny..just looked like me dancing lol. xxx Crystal