Sunday, 27 March 2011

Letters pronouncing kisses

Purse the lips and exhale the air when saying:
Where, which, what, with, whom, whether and why--
The breath of air should extinguish a candle burning.
Tantalise, titillate, scintillate, exhilarate with breath, the lips, like a sigh.

Before baffling and babbling, becoming beloved, and beaming blossom,
Peering into eyes, parting lips, pausing pleasurably, placing lips upon lips,
pulsating with passion, panting, the proof, the promise; then, as smooth as eating a plum,
Most marvellously the meeting of lips, mmmmmmmm, until touching the tongue tips.

Mouth in motion, melting, in momentum with its own miming and rhyming.
Bitter sweet; bitter the marjoram, sweet the cardamom.
Mumbling, fumbling and then the tumbling.
The tongue trembling saying renaissance romance; souls to fathom.

The rising and falling sound song of every diphthong.
Thirsty, hungry and lovelorn; kiss-drenched with love life long.


Quirina Roode-Gutzmer


  1. Love your game with words and sounds. Some lines are real alliterations - I can feel your passion for words and sounds and ... kisses, of course :)

  2. Mmmm... love this Quirina! A gorgeous, playful game with words and sensation- but written with a serious, heartfelt passion.

  3. Mmmm...very nice play on words Q smooth as eating a plum! Love it..reminds me of a poem ~

    "And the sunlight clasps the earth
    And the moonbeams kiss the sea -
    What are all these kisses worth
    If thou kiss not me?"

    Thirsty, hungry & lovelorn? x

  4. Hi Q,

    This is a lip tingling delight of a poem to read. I can feel the pleasure you must of had writing it, it comes out well, as I read it aloud to myself :)

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. Glowing, fun, and happy in such an "engaged in the now" way. Blake-ian in its revelling

  6. Love this poem. "bitter the marjoram, sweet the cardamom" is a great phrase. Feels good on the tongue to say it.

  7. What an amazingly gorgeous, sensuous piece of poetry...

  8. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! Bravo, Quirina! Simply amazing. Loved it!!!

  9. ...If thou kiss not me?" is this not John Donne ?