Mwah! Specially for Valentine’s Day
Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Fourteen Poems about Kissing
Most of us can remember our first kiss, whether it was glorious and transporting or merely awkward. Kissing, it transpires, can happen anywhere – on a train, in a city park or against a kitchen fridge.
The poems dramatise the fact that a kiss can make time stand still or send us into a dizzy spin. However, the selection wouldn’t be complete without a sly antidote to all this romance, which is why we’ve included Mary Ruefle’s ‘Why I Am Not A Good Kisser’ with its inventory of things not to do or think about when a kiss is in the offing.