Poem – The Kiss – Rabindranath Tagore

Lips’ language to lips’ ears. 

Two drinking each other’s heart, it seems. 

Two roving loves who have left home, 

pilgrims to the confluence of lips. 

Two waves rise by the law of love 

to break and die on two sets of lips. 

Two wild desires craving each other 

meet at last at the body’s limits. 

Love’s writing a song in dainty letters, 

layers of kiss-calligraphy on lips. 

Plucking flowers from two sets of lips 

perhaps to thread them into a chain later. 

This sweet union of lips 

is the red marriage-bed of a pair of smiles.

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