Romance Poem by Claude McKay


Rating: 3.6

To clasp you now and feel your head close-pressed,
Scented and warm against my beating breast;

To whisper soft and quivering your name,
And drink the passion burning in your frame;

To lie at full length, taut, with cheek to cheek,
And tease your mouth with kisses till you speak

Love words, mad words, dream words, sweet senseless words,
Melodious like notes of mating birds;

To hear you ask if I shall love always,
And myself answer: Till the end of days;

To feel your easeful sigh of happiness
When on your trembling lips I murmur: Yes;

It is so sweet. We know it is not true.
What matters it? The night must shed her dew.

We know it is not true, but it is sweet --
The poem with this music is complete.

Liliana ~el 15 September 2013

So true; slightly heartbreaking.

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Savita Tyagi 15 September 2014

To put away reality even for few moments makes those moments so romantic. Lovely poem.

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 15 September 2014

Awesome write Poem is completed

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Anita Sehgal 16 September 2012

very romantic... wish it were true..

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Reyvrex Questor Reyes 16 September 2012

You are good in erogenous stimulation with words. Nice job.

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Chinedu Dike 12 December 2022

A masterful creation from a literary giant.

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Chinedu Dike 04 February 2022

Awesome poem.

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V. Harindhar Reddy 07 April 2020

Amazing when verse and romance went together in an amazing fete

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Konab Ghumman 10 April 2019

so beautiful and expressive in its essence that I'm unable to choose a line or even lines! The most enchanting story told that will always be unforgettable.

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tom p 03 January 2019

what does the night must shed her drew mean

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