If Thou Must Love Me Sonnet XIV by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. EBB has so many beautiful sonnets...How Do I Love Thee being my least adored yet her most famous. She gives insight into a woman's fragility and insecurity.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. - Emily Dickinson