Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Poetry on Kiss

What smouldering senses in death's sick delay

Or seizure of malign vicissitude

Can rob this body of honour, or denude

This soul of wedding-raiment worn to-day?

For lo! even now my lady's lips did play

With these my lips such consonant interlude

As laurelled Orpheus longed for when he wooed

The half-drawn hungering face with that last lay.

I was a child beneath her touch,-- a man

When breast to breast we clung, even I and she,--

A spirit when her spirit looked through me,--

A god when all our life-breath met to fan

Our life-blood, till love's emulous ardours ran,

Fire within fire, desire in deity.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

No comments:

Post a Comment