To A Kiss

Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss.

Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion's birth, and infants' play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.

Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Ling'ring lips, -- no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!

by Robert Burns

Comments (2)

voice of affection expressed in a 'kiss' Nice!
Nice poem. Written in the stanzaic form of a quatrain. Embellished with a beautiful rhyme scheme of ab ab CD CD... SylvaOnyemaUba