Sonnets from the Portuguese
44 Installments— in English—Entirely free
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...” Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese are famous for lines like those, ones that evoke the emotions of love so truly—its sublime power, its tender blush. These are some of the most beautiful sonnets in the English language, written by Barrett Browning as her wedding to poet Robert Browning approached in the mid-nineteenth century. Published after their wedding, these poems offer a surprisingly intimate and beautifully lyrical perspective on the bonds of affection that can form between two people.
Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
To bear a gift for mortals, old or young:
The silver answer rang, "Not Death, but ...
Reviewed by dreamdust on Feb 3, 2010
Perfect for Valentine's Day-so romantic!
Login to review this book
Not yet registered?
Ratings for 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett