Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Vintage Kiss - Leonid Afremov
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
Robert Herrick, To Anthea (III)
A Kiss
 Sooner or later a kiss probably caught you.
Were you coy and standoffish as it eagerly sought you?
How fast were you running when it finally got you?

 Were you moving along at a leisurely pace
Or giving the smoocher a heck of a race
When you finally decided to call off the chase?

Did the smoocher depart with the silliest grin
Feeling euphoric and head in a spin
Thinking he'd taken what you allowed him to win?
Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
How did it happen that their lips came together?
 How does it happen that birds sing,
that snow melts,
that the rose unfolds,
that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes
of trees on the quivering summit of the hill?
A kiss, and all was said.
Victor Hugo
Romeo and Juliet - Sir Frank Dicksee
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951.
  Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra, with vocalist Johnny Parker, made it to the Pop 20 chart in 1952.
Louis Armstrong - 1951
The mouth is made for communication,
and nothing is more articulate than a kiss. 
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Couple Kissing - Linda Apple
Kisses Sweeter than Wine
 #3 US hit for Jimmie Rodgers in 1957
Jimmy Rodgers - 1957

“If you weren't driving, I'd kiss you senseless," I tell him.
He swerves to the side of the road

and stops the car abruptly.
"Not driving any more.”   

    Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road
Dancing in the Dark - Georganne Bishop
 (Till) I Kissed You 
Written by Don Everly of The Everly Brothers.
Peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
 Chet Atkins played guitar on this record.

Any man who can drive safely
while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss
the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein
Stolen Kiss - Jean Honore Fraganard

Then He Kissed Me
 Peaked at number six.
#493 on Rolling Stone magazine's
list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Pitchfork Media placed it at number 18 on its
list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".
The Crystals - 1963
"May I print a kiss on your lips?" I said,
And she nodded her full permission:
So we went to press and I rather guess
We printed a full edition.
Joseph Lilientha

The Kiss - Francesco Hayez
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
Reached Billboard Hot 100 at #6
in the spring of 1964
No. 1 on the Cashbox magazine
R&B charts in 1964
Betty Everett

How far away the stars seem,
and how far is our first kiss,
and ah, how old my heart.
William Butler Yeats
The Kiss - Terri Meyer
A kiss makes the heart young again
and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke
Kiss in the Woods - Leonid Afremov

Out of a world of laughter
Suddenly I am sad. . .
Day and night it haunts me,
The kiss I never had. 
Sydney King Russell
From Midsummer  

Secret Kiss - Georges Barbier
Lady and the Tramp 
The Kiss Scene
 15th animated film in the
Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
 The first animated feature filmed
in the CinemaScope widescreen film process
The Spaghetti  Kiss Scene - 1955
Bella Notte
Oh this is the night, it's a beautiful night
And we call it bella notte
Look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes
On this lovely bella notte.
Side by side with your loved one,
You'll find enchantment here.
The night will weave its magic spell,
When the one you love is near!
Oh this is the night, and the heavens are right!
On this lovely bella note!
The Kiss - Elvis and a Fan in Richmond, Virginia - Albert Wertheimer Photographer
The fan said to Elvis, “I’ll bet you can’t kiss me."
 Elvis replied, “I betcha I can.”
Elvis was right.

The decision to kiss for the first time
is the most crucial in any love story.
It changes the relationship of two
people much more strongly than
 even the final surrender;
because this kiss already has
within it that surrender.
Emil Ludwig
Kiss Me Quick
 Kissing Game
A bottle is placed on the floor in the middle of a circle of people. One person spins the bottle (or flashlight in the dark), and they must kiss the person to whom the bottle is pointing when it stops spinning. 
Then I did the simplest thing in the world.
I leaned down... and kissed him.
And the world cracked open.
Agnes de Mille

You may conquer with the sword,
but you are conquered by a kiss.
Daniel Heinsius
The moment eternal - just that and no more -
When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core
While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!
Robert Browning

Inspiration for the Spirit - Arthur Symons

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