February 14th, 2002

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Valentine's Day

How Do I Love Thee?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!
-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

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Red of desire,
Black of the night,
Orange of the fire,
A world to ignite:
This was the color of passion.

--Excerpt from Sensorium by Robert E. Kogan
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Got an acceptance notice from Stories of the Imagination...

$325, or about $0.03 a word for something I wrote over a year ago. Not going to be my regular vocation, but it's nice to be published. They only retain "First North American Serial Rights", so I still own it, and can resell it again after August (When the Spring 2002 issue sees print.)
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