Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Kiss, Transformed

The kiss
starts slowly,
tentative,
as it explores
new, slippery terrain.

As it gets stronger
the kiss becomes visceral,
athletic,
setting the stage for more.

The kiss sometimes
subordinates itself
and becomes
the means to an end,
as it explores
other regions
of the recipient,
which sometimes
include lips.

The kiss transforms
into a greeting,
a blessing,
a magic charm to
ward off evil
when parting.

Years into the story
the kiss still
seals their promise,
ignites passionate possibilities
and bounds the sacred place
where their love grows
without end.

[Written and posted for #OpenLinkNight at www.dversepoets.com - visit them and discover your next favorite poem.]

41 comments:

  1. i like how the kiss becomes that symbol of their bond and commitment...ha...our first fumbling kisses def are intended for otherwise...but yeah, i agree with you...

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    1. Yes, the kiss morphs over time. Thanks bro.

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  2. I must remember this...

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    1. A kiss is just a kiss is baloney. The right kiss change a life.

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  3. so much in a kiss... for me even more intimate than...you know...

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    1. It's easily more intimate because you can be literally eye to eye! How vulnerable.

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  4. So beautiful! The sweetness and power of kisses is so well pictured here. Thanks for this. <3

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    1. Thanks, my pleasure to write it.

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  5. Very fine enlivening of the kiss as if a separate entity uniting two. Quite lovely.

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  6. Mosk this is so beautiful and genuine. Love it

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    1. Thanks Amy - yes, it is a complete documentary.

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  7. Beautiful.
    (...and...as always, each of your poems becomes my next favorite poem...)

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    1. Thanks, Paula - that's how I feel too.

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  8. The kiss fills many needs in human relationships...this poem you have created celebrates the kiss in all its many incarnations...I like it very much.

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  9. I specially like the ending, sealing their promises ~

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    1. Yes, I guess that's why betrayal hurts so much.

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  10. Yeah, I can feel this one. Very great write. :-)

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  11. A beautiful kiss...

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  12. "seals their promise"
    "bounds their sacred place"
    Indeed you have captured the fumbling of youth to deeper passions of age. A kiss is a pledge remembered, and for some who've have shared decades together it still quickens the pulse with anticipation and promise!

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    1. I've never tired of her kiss.

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  13. Well..the power of lips..is clear in this...

    puckering up for words..

    that make kisses happen...and exploring wHere they go...:)

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    1. Exploring where they go... I guess I didn't hide my oral fixation very well. :)

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  14. A lovely poem describing a kiss.

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  15. Wowie...did I ever feel that kiss! Love it,Mosk :) xo ~jackie~

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    1. Thanks! Good to know it had the power to reach you!

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  16. Setting the scene, message of shared understanding, a kiss means so much... good use of innuendo and double meaning here.

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  17. Wow as a veteran married person this one made me think.
    Ciao
    Pea

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    1. Glad it made you think - but stop thinking and start kissing!

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  18. This is beautiful, Mosk!! Good that over the years the feeling about 'the kiss' remains strongly the same!

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  19. A magic charm to ward off evil... I love it! :) muah!

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  20. Nice! (It's one of my favorite activities too!)

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  21. Nice! (It's one of my favorite things too!)

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  22. Love this. A kiss is a beautiful thing ... In a the ways and stages

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