How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways…
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
Of terraces of history carved on your mountains
My soul can reach when I’m on top of your peak
For the ends of a tiresome day, I found peace
I love thee to the level of my everyday’s bliss in the city
For in you, by a simple glimpse to your sunset at Lake Danum, I found peace.
I love thee freely like the birds that passes you by.
I love thee purely like the raging waters of your Bomod-ok Falls.
I love thee with passion put to use as I counquered the
darkness of your Lumiang and Sumaguing caves.
I love thee with a love and respect I seemed to pay with
breaths, smiles, and tears of all my life!
—and, if God chooses to create another Eden, I will love thee better after death.