Coventry Patmore

(23 July 1823 - 26 November 1896 / Essex, England)

The Kiss

Poem by Coventry Patmore

'I saw you take his kiss!' ''Tis true.'
'O, modesty!' ' 'Twas strictly kept:
He thought me asleep; at least I knew
He thought I thought he thought I slept.'

Comments about The Kiss by Coventry Patmore

  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/21/2018 10:31:00 AM)

    A poem beautifully wrapped in one quatrain.
    Embellished in a musical rhyme scheme of ab ab

    So short and well expressed.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003