The Poetry of Kissing
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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this volume through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets we bring you a guide to the The Poetry of Kissing. In many ways the title says it all. Kissing is poetry. The kiss is perhaps the most loving and intimate moment there is. It is amongst our most soothing and treasured memories. And perhaps also our most erotic. This volume is not about the kiss of a mother to her child's scraped knee, or the father to his baby's head as he settles down to sleep. No, when the poets here talk of the kiss, they describe the longing and desire, the want and hunger to be part of something that so connects them to another that it can transcend all manner of reason and decorum. That first kiss can be something so anticipated that it is almost electric. A thousand volt charge of tension and pleasure. It is also addictive. Who has not wanted to kiss on? Who has not kissed some part of a lover that shrugs off convention in the taming of desire? Who has not kissed, or been kissed by surprise, in wonderment or even on a street corner in the squalling rain. The kiss takes us where our dreams want to go.
Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe.