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The kiss

Updated on August 12, 2017

A Kiss is still a Kiss, As time goes by – Louis Amstrong

The Kiss, Auguste Rodin
The Kiss, Auguste Rodin

The first kiss does not occur with the mouth, but with the eyes – O.K. Bernhardt


Your naked shoulder makes my fingers itch. The swell of your breasts makes my eyelids flutter, and my heart race. Your moist lips make mine dry, make me thirsty to drink from you. I can resist all temptation but your tongue wetting first your lower lip then the top one alluringly. The tip of your tongue traveling the surface of your soft lips makes my needs implode, my anxiety explode, and my mind go crazy from wanting you.


Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can't hold back – Author Unknown


I'm at once elated and disturbed at the intensity with which I want to kiss you. There is no bigger thrill than a temptation that can't be resisted, no harsher pain that resisting. Resistance is pointless, though, because I can't hold back, I can't reign myself in. I make my way towards you knowing that you'll let me kiss your lips, warm my tongue with yours, drink your breath in, light up the fuse that connects my lips to the rest of my body.


Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. Prometheus Unbound – Percy Bysshe Shelley

What's in your kiss that propels my mind spiraling into a fifth dimension of thoughtless joy, into a parallel universe of limitless passion? How can your kiss connect my soul to every cell of your body, making each and every single drop of blood in my veins pulse and thrive with the heat of you? What charm lives in your lips that takes me to these seconds of suspended consciousness where I find absolute oneness with you?

To kiss well one must kiss solely. No groping hands or stammering hearts. The lips and the lips alone are the pleasure. Passion is sweeter split strand by strand. Divided and re-divided like mercury then gathered up only at the last moment. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson

One hand rests at the nape of your neck, the other sits loosely on your hip. I make what is probably my last conscious effort to stay outwardly calm, even when the beat of my heart quickens at its own command and the thoughts in my head become tangled, because I want this charm to last, in spite of knowing and desiring and dying for all that comes after the spell of your kiss.

I want to prolong the moment that leads into the next, I want to keep the door locked and the storm at bay to the feel each beat of your heart on my lips, to feel that my being is already sliding inside you, even when the only material connection we share is that of our lips and our tongues, and my hands resting carefully, studiously inert, to anchor me to your body.


The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. The Professor at the Breakfast-Table – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Already my control slides, my barriers crumble. Already the needs of my body scream too loud for me to ignore. Already I quenched my thirst for your lips, and now my limbs, my mind and my soul beat to the sound of a very different drum.

Blood pumps in my ears, and my eyes come awake and alive and ravenous at the brownish skin of your shoulder, at the smooth valley between your breasts, at the soft hip that my hand is still embracing, at the hot nape of your neck.

I take my mouth from yours, grab your hand, and signal the direction of our room with my head. Every time I lose myself in your kiss I find myself in your soul.


'Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul –
Judy Garland

© 2009 Elena.

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    • Rochelle Frank profile image

      Rochelle Frank 

      8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks for the link, Elena. I liked this one a lot.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      8 years ago from Madrid

      Hi Rochelle, of course you can and I must take a look at it as I don't think I've seen your hub. Isn't it cool when one of our earlier hubs makes a reappearence all of a sudden? :-) I should thank Gina Coole :-)

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      Rochelle Frank 

      8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Elena-- I'm glad this one came back around. (I missed the first appearance.) Can I put a link to it in my hub about "The art of the kiss" ? Thisis so poetic and thought inspiring.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      8 years ago from Madrid

      Au contraire, thank you Gina!

    • Gina Coole profile image

      Gina Coole 

      8 years ago from London

      A great read - thank you!

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      arshumum 

      8 years ago

      nice information

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      8 years ago from Madrid

      And how can one describe an intellectual kiss? Is it one that one delivers in or with her mind, as opposed to with her lips? :-)

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      J Rosewater 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Rather poetical, and nicely done: the intellectual kiss is the most memorable of all.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Hello, Sixty! Thanks, and glad it did the trick :-)

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Elena absolutely brilliant. Now I really need a cold showr!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Thank you, netsurfer!

    • netsurfer profile image

      netsurfer 

      9 years ago from Bulgaria

      Really nice hub, enjoyed reading it.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Thank you, sbeakr. Coming from you, the comments means more than something.

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      sbeakr 

      9 years ago

      Holy....how poignantly accurate you are...this is a tapestry of alchemical moments. Beautiful.

    • Lgali profile image

      Lgali 

      9 years ago

      This is excellent hub

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Big compliment coming from THE resident poet, Cris -- muchas gracias!

      Things Considered -- I'm ready to faint again... maybe you you do this on purpose, sweet talk the ladies so that their knees turn to jelly :-) That is one beautiful verse, and indeed I can see how my piece can remind one of it. I'm very glad you posted this here, thank you.

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      Things Considered 

      9 years ago from North Georgia Foothills

      Elena,

      Yes, Ella Wheeler Wilcox did write Laugh and the World Laughs With You, but that wasn't what I had in mind so much when I compared your style to her's. I had to dig up a book, to reference one of her more passionate poems. Some of my favorite of her's are in the Best Loved Poems of the American People -(or something like that), but my son has that book right now. But I now have her "Poems of Passion" in my hand, and I'd like to share a verse with you. I've chosen this one primarily because the second to last line of it will tie in well with your post here -The Kiss. This is from her "Love's Language", the last verse.

      How does Love speak?

      In the wild words that uttered seem so weak

      They shrink ashamed to silence; in the fire

      Glance strikes with glance, swift flashing high and higher,

      Like lightnings that precede the mighty storm;

      In the deep soulful stillness; in the warm,

      Impassioned tide that sweeps through throbbing veins,

      Between the shores of keen delights and pains;

      In the embrace where madness melts in bliss,

      And in the convulsive rapture of a kiss-

      Thus doth Love speak.

      That is the Ella W.W. style I was refering to when I said your writings reminded me of her. So I hope you like it!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      There's no means of expression more intimate than a kiss. I love how you elaborated on the quotes poetically. Thanks for sharing :D

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Invictus, good luck with that! :-)

      Brenda, I wouldn't have know it was a joke, I was quite ready to believe you! :-*

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      this is just too much for a saturday morning.... but will return for more.... kissing is what i do best... that was a joke of course

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image

      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 

      9 years ago

      This is soo sensuous! =) ~ now to find a lover!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Hi Things Considered, Ella Wheeler Wilcox is the author of the famous "Laugh and the world laughs with you", isn't she? I think I may faint from your compliment. In fact, I'm fainting as I typppppp... *THUD*

      :-) Thanks very much for the vote of confidence, TC!

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      Things Considered 

      9 years ago from North Georgia Foothills

      Holy toledo. I'd say you should write romances, but you're way beyond that. The style of this and the other I've read this morning of your's reminds me of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, one of my favorite poets. You're fantastic!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Thanks, emohealer, I'm glad you felt the quotes "in motion" :-)

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      Sioux Ramos 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Whew is right. The quotes you used are incredible, but more the picture you painted with the words below each one. Taking the inanimate qoutes and animating them into action. Awesome!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Thank you, Frieda! I hope your man resisted the onslaught :-)

    • Frieda Babbley profile image

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      This is excellent. First off, wonderful eye for quotes you have! Second, how beautifully you expressed these quotes and brought them to life. I need a fan and my man!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Hello, Randy, here's a kiss blown your way :-*

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      "Every time I lose myself in your kiss I find myself in your soul." Awesome!

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Dude from LA, thank you for a smashingly beautiful comment. Besos!

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      some dude from LA 

      9 years ago

      It is often true, I experience much deeper the heart of a woman more through her kiss, than I do from her giving body. The kiss is not only the way we bring ourselves together, but it is more descriptive of the emotions that we are suffering in parting.

      I am excited to have read this as you have again, with great delicacy, described a gentle sensuality that is ready to become a fantastic passionate affair.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Thanks, Sally. I think I'd like to hear those words directed at me too, but then some bursting and combusting can be felt by thinking and telling them, too, so you may try that :-)

      And yes, Jeanette Winterson definitely has it going for her, the woman can write like very few, in my humble opinion. Besos to you -- no pun! :-)

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      Sherri 

      9 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Beautiful, Elena. If my lover should think those thoughts and speak those words to me, I think I would die and go to heaven on the spot. "Whew!" is right.

      "Passion is sweeter split strand by strand. Divided and re-divided like mercury then gathered up only at the last moment."--stunning imagery. Thanks for finding and sharing.

    • Elena. profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Hello, everyone! Elena thanks you all, she's pleased that you liked this kiss.

      Amanda, you'd think there'd be a lot of quotes on kissing out there, wouldn't you? Not so, and definitely not many that are somewhat errrr "classy", for lack of a better word.

      Jill, Janetta, G-Ma - Sweet besos to the ladies!

      Dohn, Paperback - Chaste besos to the boys ;-)

      Wanderlust - Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if you fall in the "sweet" or "chaste" category of kisses! If you happen to read this, take the one that's yours , or the one that pleases you the most :-*

      Violet, so how was the kiss? Good for you? Laugh!

      Linda, methinks not quite as lovely as the great and unique Cyrano of Bergerac, but thanks anyway for the reference, you deserve a dot on the i for it :-*

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      Krishna 

      9 years ago

      So nice Kiss.

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      'Twas not my lips you kissed

      But my soul –

      Judy Garland...I liked that one so much...Nice sexy hub....Love kisses...:O) Hugs and Thanks

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      Linda Myshrall 

      9 years ago

      No denying- The lady does know her besos.

      A kiss, when all is said, what is it?

      A rosy dot placed on the "i" in loving;

      'Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.

      Edmond Rostand

      Lovely, Elena.

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      Wanderlust 

      9 years ago from New York City

      Very beautiful topic and great writing.....

    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 

      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Sigh! You sure have a way with words! Think I will go kiss my s/o, Phil. LOL.

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      Om Prakash Singh 

      9 years ago from India, Calcutta

      O man that was some explanation. Really good one! The best one was "kiss are like tears....". Perfect explanation!

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      Janetta 

      9 years ago

      Whew...Janetta likes this one :)

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This hub alone just brought me back to every kiss I ever shared--from my first to my last--in vivid detail! Thanks for sharing this.

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      jill of alltrades 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! This is what I call steamy! You really have a way with words. Super!

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      Amanda Severn 

      9 years ago from UK

      Rodin's 'the Kiss' was first put on public display in Lewes, which is quite close to where I live. It was considered very shocking, and people were advised not to allow their servants to view it for fear that it might prove a corrupting influence!

      You've found some wonderful quotes here, then provided more elegant prose of your own. The heat is positively pouring from my computer screen!

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