Dedicated to Nandita
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
I love thee like the Heaven’s gracious lights
love to nourish us through the length of days
and as the soothing darkness of the night
cherish the sweet drops of dew from above!
I love thee too like the babbling streams’ flow
love the blue fragrance of the seas, ahead
and like the blooms of Spring in breathless glow
when taken by the wings on pollen beds!
I love thee too like pure souls love the truth,
like the way philosophers seek Sophia
and more than Newton loved his Principia!
Thou has given me the purpose of life
and ’tis through loving thee that I survive!