Poems about Kissing

The Kiss by Sara Teasdale

‘The Kiss’ by Sara Teasdale is a passionate love poem. The piece describes how devoted a speaker is to her lover and how she’d never choose anyone or anything over him. 

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I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

‘I Love You’ by Ella Wheeler Wilcox describes the passionate, warm, and youthful love that exists between a speaker and her intended listener. 

Lovesong by Ted Hughes

‘Lovesong’ by Ted Hughes is a six stanza poem that is separated into uneven sets of lines. The text is framed by two-line couplets that contain increasingly longs verses towards the third stanza. 

Song: to Celia by Ben Jonson

‘Song: to Celia’ by Ben Jonson describes the deep love which exists between the speaker and his lover and how it transcends normal bounds.

Fish Bouncing Kiss by Riyas Qurana

‘Fish Bouncing Kiss’ by Riyas Qurana describes a moment between lovers which contains hundreds of other memories retold beneath a tree.

Write by Carol Ann Duffy 

‘Write’ by Carol Ann Duffy is a celebration of love and the power that writing has to depict and understand its emotional intensity. 

Modern Love: VI by George Meredith

‘Modern Love: VI’ by George Meredith describes the speaker’s anguish after realizing that the woman he loves has moved on to another man. 

Quai de la Tournelle by John Dos Passos

‘Quai de la Tournelle’ by John Dos Passos is a poem about a lost love and how the sights and sounds of the Seine River in Paris bring that love to mind.

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