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Topic 8 of 52: Poems to celebrate The Kiss

Sun, Feb 9, 1997 (11:00) | Grace (Grace)
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge thee mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.......
64 responses total.

 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 1 of 64: Grace  (Grace) * Sun, Feb  9, 1997 (21:09) * 5 lines 
 
Mistake me not --unto my inmost core
I do desire your kiss upon my mouth.
They have not craved a cup of water more
That bleach upon the deserts of the south...
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1952) Am.


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 2 of 64: Joseph Zitt  (jzitt) * Fri, Jun 20, 1997 (17:19) * 43 lines 
 
Here's an old one of mine (1989 or so):

A Kiss

I may
never get used to the feeling of a kiss

Lips:
equally soft, equally gentle
meeting
(open? shut? eventually agreeing)
not on the same line
not parallel at all
(surprising, the compromises
forced upon us by our noses)

Eyes:
equally warm, equally revealing
meeting
(open? shut?
only if at least one has them open
can we tell if they are agreeing)
not on the same line
not in focus
(surprising, the blurrings and sharpenings of view
brought to us by our nearness)

Hearts:
equally full, equally loving
meeting
(open?
at least to each other
at least for the moment)
not with the same definitions
not with the same histories
(surprising, still, the mixings of the separated worlds
blending in our nights)

Souls:
equally search, equally pray

that we
never get used to the feeling of a kiss


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 3 of 64: Starbelly  (StarBelly) * Sat, Jun 21, 1997 (22:27) * 1 lines 
 
hmmm.......


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 4 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Oct 28, 1997 (23:46) * 28 lines 
 
Had a memory of you, earlier today.
A glimmer of you- on another's face-
but it was you I saw, all the same.
It was a cloudy day, on a deserted beach;
only you and me- and the wind
and sand and sea- and the hint-
the heady smell- of rain.
You were reading something, that day-
Baudelaire, I think? Or was it Rimbaud?
You bit your lip, and squared your jaw
(that thing you did when you were deep in thought);
Blowing your hair away from your face,
you remembered me, beside you- gave a little start,
then tilted your head, just a trace,
and angled it toward me-
and gave it a teasing, haughty toss
(the image I saw, which stopped my heart).
Leaning over, then, to me
we kissed- playfully, at first- then
lingeringly...
And I felt the shiver- the familiar ache-
resonate through me-
more relevant even than poetry
can ever hope to be.
Beautiful girl (girl of my heart)-
ever shall you be
keeper of my fevered soul-
enchantress, of my dreams...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 5 of 64: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (00:17) * 32 lines 
 

you plopped one right on the kisser
i broke out in hives
you called the doctor
I called his wives

our faces seem to boo each other
and then slam together like cuckolds
i like to jiggle your jowls with my tongue
you like to try to talk while yer cheeks bulge

it was a good suggestion you had
we should do it every day
to saddle up and ride stallions
and lean over and kiss away

i admit i get bipolar
when i get caught between your vices
like when our teeth got stuck that time you were smoking & drinking
and it turned into a family crisis

your lips taste best in chocolate
can i smear it around your gums?
'sposed to be quite popular among kings
when they're doin' their laundry in the slums

i hope i never leave this subject
there's so much to write about
there seem to be lips comin' at me from everywhere
if only i can get the word out

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 6 of 64: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (09:19) * 10 lines 
 
roflmao!!!!
ohmigod!
*cackle*
*laugh*

WOw!
*sniff*
*giggle*
that must be one of her lesser known ones, Leplep!
(suffice it to say, you've surely pissed someone off, but damn that was funny!)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 7 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (11:09) * 8 lines 
 
indeed...
could be though that one must first experience
a thing (i.e., a woman's lips, etc.) to comprehend
or appreciate it...

(regardless of that, the denigration of the feelings
of others is repugnant... can be an illuminating process
though)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 8 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (11:59) * 1 lines 
 
hungry kisses.....these are the best, oh, but then there's the timid, touching, waiting kisses, those are good. if'n yer gonna kiss someone, do it right, no pecks on the lips, these are cold and unfeeling. oh, i needs a kissy.......


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 9 of 64: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (12:42) * 2 lines 
 
me too.
(hungry ones!)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 10 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (12:46) * 3 lines 
 
I've got a few extra,
you two wanna come by
and pick them up?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 11 of 64: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (12:58) * 1 lines 
 
you offer them to go???


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 12 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (13:00) * 1 lines 
 
I think we both know the answer to that one...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 13 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (13:41) * 1 lines 
 
no mustard, mayo, pickles, or, and especially this, onions! and hurry!!


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 14 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (13:50) * 3 lines 
 
okay, you just got to remember:
you can't share!
they are packaged to go for the buyer only!!!


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 15 of 64: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (21:28) * 4 lines 
 
Not sure I understood Nick's reply. What part of the (very humorous)
verse was denigrating the feelings of others?

And are we to infer that Nick's lips have never known those of a woman???


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 16 of 64: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, May 26, 1998 (21:30) * 8 lines 
 
Oh, wait a sec.

I may have been trying to interpret an inside joke.

If so, my apologies, Nick & co.

But whoever wrote the verse (I ain't buying EBB for a second), it
was very adroit, and I enjoyed it immensely.


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 17 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, May 27, 1998 (11:19) * 1 lines 
 
no worries, wer, no sharing on my part.....


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 18 of 64: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, May 27, 1998 (11:19) * 1 lines 
 
Charlotte, the fact is was not written by EBB but noted as such (humorously of course) is what I was referring to when I mentioned delicate sensibilities might be irritated (in all those Browning fans). I didn't mean to confuse anyone.


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 19 of 64: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, May 27, 1998 (11:19) * 5 lines 
 
Ah. :)

THanks, Stacey. ALl is clear.

Well, whoever wrote it...post some more!


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 20 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (23:47) * 1 lines 
 
now this topic just won't go away....


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 21 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (23:53) * 7 lines 
 
hey...
you fixed it!
(it went away)

hmmm... yeah but i
probably broke it again
(shit)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 22 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (23:54) * 1 lines 
 
maybe it only works if we say something....


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 23 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (23:56) * 3 lines 
 
damn
if that's the case we're
REALLY in trouble


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 24 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:00) * 1 lines 
 
guess we gotta talk all night, man, what a bummer.....


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 25 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:02) * 1 lines 
 
ummmmm...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 26 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:04) * 1 lines 
 
and?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 27 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:06) * 3 lines 
 
-in the end
the love you take
is equal to the love-


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 28 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:07) * 1 lines 
 
(your turn, by the way)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 29 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:08) * 1 lines 
 
you make....so I guess I don't get any *grin*


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 30 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:10) * 1 lines 
 
know that song, too


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 31 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:11) * 1 lines 
 
oh?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 32 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:14) * 4 lines 
 
-boy!
(buddy holly, right?)

(isn't this fun?)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 33 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:15) * 1 lines 
 
if you say so.......


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 34 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:19) * 4 lines 
 
think the lyric is actually
a little different-
but that's okay
(probably some weird cajun derivation thing)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 35 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:20) * 3 lines 
 
gets lost in the translation, you know...

didja ever read your mail?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 36 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:24) * 1 lines 
 
(nevermind)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 37 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:24) * 4 lines 
 
no... i've received no mail from you, at least not
the past couple of days...

(will check again though)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 38 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:26) * 4 lines 
 
just sent a card a few days ago so it's probably not showing up as from me.
don't worry about it, no big deal.

you never did tell me why you're so happy (not that you shouldn't be)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 39 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:26) * 4 lines 
 
no... i've received no mail from you, at least not
the past couple of days...

(will check again though)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 40 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:28) * 1 lines 
 
is there an echo in here?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 41 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:32) * 8 lines 
 
sorry bout that...
checked my mail, and then hit refresh
(double entered... um shit)...

anyway...
what're you getting at?
does it really require an explanation?
and where HAVE all the flowers gone, anyway?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 42 of 64: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:36) * 1 lines 
 
nothing...no, i'm sorry, not "getting at" anything. the flowers look pretty sad (at least the ones at my house). gotta go, sweetie, g'night......


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 43 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:40) * 4 lines 
 
okay... goodnight...

(and... well... "young girls picked 'em/ every one"...
yeah, knew that all along)...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 44 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:43) * 2 lines 
 
don't tell me I gotta spend all nite talkin to ya, Nick,
so this topic won't dry up and go away now that Wolf's gone to bed...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 45 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:46) * 4 lines 
 
actually, i sort of thought that's
what elke and i were doing
(drying up the topic and making
people wish it would go away)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 46 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:53) * 4 lines 
 
you know us...
ever the suckers for punishment...

(and I mean that most affectionately about all of us non-firthers...)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 47 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:54) * 4 lines 
 
(not that i'm incapable of doing so
by myself)...

(not that i'm proud or anything)...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 48 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:56) * 2 lines 
 
a non-proud irishman?
must not be drunk yet...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 49 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:57) * 6 lines 
 
the punishment thing... no, i
don't like that

(and- really- aren't we all firthers?
you know, after our fashion?
dylan said it... "gotta firth somebody")...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 50 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:59) * 5 lines 
 
actually, was being ironic
("i'm not proud")...

(of course the irony would work better
if i was drunk)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 51 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (00:59) * 5 lines 
 
i thought it went,

i want somebody to firth
i need somebody to firth
i want somebody to firth me


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 52 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:02) * 4 lines 
 
that was grace slick
(a very (but very) firthworthy creature
her ownself)
(in her time)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 53 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:07) * 10 lines 
 
okay, how about

early one morning the sun was shining
and I was firthing in bed
wondering if she'd changed at all
if her hair was still red

or maybe

a one-eyed undertaker posts a futile firth


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 54 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:12) * 5 lines 
 
excellent...

(and have you seen grace slick's picture
recently, by the way? she looks like
miss kitty on heroin or something)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 55 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:14) * 6 lines 
 
can't say as I have...

did you read the New Thinking I sent you
on Digital Age History?

a couple of points in it reminded me of you...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 56 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:21) * 6 lines 
 
yes i did
(and thank you, by the way)...
agreed with what he said, in the main
(though my conceptions re:history are
probably a little more insular than his,
at least as i perceived them expressed)


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 57 of 64: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:24) * 7 lines 
 
no problem...you oughta subscribe
it's where I got the one I posted in books, also...
definitely my favorite mailing list of theirs

gotta go take a nap, I suppose

ciao


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 58 of 64: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (01:25) * 1 lines 
 
g'night...


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 59 of 64: Debra Tenney  (dawnis) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (11:35) * 27 lines 
 
Couldn't find one with the word kiss in it, but this is one I wrote about the grace in the aftermath.

Morning After
3/29/98

Snow entwines tendril fingers
through freshly washed hair
we stand in this early morning sky.
Your eyes embrace me
with camomile heat,
and I am lost again
in the crevices
of your smile.
folding over me
like a
Navajo blanket.

Amidst these dancing prisms,
which cling to
our bodies, rekindling
last nightís embrace,
we skate
nostalgic, like
ice dancers caught up
in the rhythm of
a primal dance.



 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 60 of 64: Debra Tenney  (dawnis) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (14:33) * 1 lines 
 
Wolf, This did not show up on the topic list as a new post? I thought when a new post went in it showed up there to indicate activity in that area?


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 61 of 64: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (20:43) * 1 lines 
 
it showed up for me. but when you post something and after you hit submit, it shows up for you to check but then when you hit the poetry conference link, it won't show it as new to you, just the rest of us.


 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 62 of 64: Debra Tenney  (dawnis) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (21:46) * 2 lines 
 
Thanks!



 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 63 of 64: Dracos Fury  (DracosFury) * Wed, Feb 20, 2002 (23:48) * 37 lines 
 
This Is kinda a regretfull/yearning one, kind of "the girl that got away" type thing...
Her Kiss-

Wish I could,
Help you.
Wish you would,
Make a choice.

What I feel for you.
Can hear it in my voice.

Sometimes I feel,
So alone.
How do you feel,
About me now.

Should have known,
Even now.

To good for me-
You are.
Hear my silent plea?
You can.

Iím not to far.
Make a choice, if you can.

Canít promise no pain.
We can get through it together.
Youíre driving me insane.
My love for you does this.

Thinking ever,
All I felt in your kissÖ

Justin Scharwat Ė Apr 10 2001



 Topic 8 of 52 [poetry]: Poems to celebrate The Kiss
 Response 64 of 64: Poetic Person of Power  (wolf) * Thu, Feb 21, 2002 (13:36) * 1 lines 
 
nice! thanks for posting!!

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