Franz Grillparzer

(15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872 / Vienna)

Kuß - Poem by Franz Grillparzer

Auf die Hände küßt die Achtung,
Freundschaft auf die offne Stirn,
Auf die Wange Wohlgefallen,
Sel'ge Liebe auf den Mund;
Aufs geschloßne Aug' die Sehnsucht,
In die hohle Hand Verlangen,
Arm und Nacken die Begierde,
Übrall sonst die Raserei.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2010

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