Leigh Hunt Poems

Leigh Hunt was an English poet and critic. He also wrote essays. He co-founded the publication The Examiner and edited magazines like The Reflector. One of his best-known works is ‘Story of Rimini.’ He published a collection of poems entitled Foliage in 1818. It was followed by Hero and Leander.

Jenny Kiss’d Me

by Leigh Hunt

‘Jenny Kiss’d Me’ by Leigh Hunt is a powerful declaration of happiness in the face of the passage of time. A great deal of joy can be found in a single happy memory, the speaker suggests. 

Jenny kiss’d me when we met,

Jumping from the chair she sat in;

Time, you thief, who love to get

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