Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,498 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Three kisses (Novelinee) Poem by Gert Strydom


(after Elizabeth Barrett Browning, for my wife Daleen)

Your first soft kiss was on my fingertips,
as to sanctify the words that I write
leaving the two red impressions of your lips
and for many more I had an appetite
while the second kiss only brushed light,
as a butterfly fluttered away
in its fragile kind of lingering flight;
full on my lips the third kiss did not stray
and you became my true love on that day.

[Reference: "Three kisses" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.]

Submitted: Thursday, February 14, 2013
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