Monday, March 19, 2012

Kiss


These lips
have touched eternity.
Not the pressed together
venture onto other excited lips
the tingled sensation of emotion,
nor the caring careful butterflied alightment
upon the head of a sleeping child.
These lips
have touched eternity.

These lips have blessed with truth
cursed with lie
cried out in anguish
whispered in love.
These are traitorous lips
allegiant to nothing
healing and withering
unequal measures
from imbalanced keel.

These lips
have touched eternity
with the passment of wine
which is not wine
the easement of bread
which is not bread
at a feast
which is not a feast.

These are not lies
but the receipt of excited lips
the butterflied gentle touch
and cleansing embers
that savour eternity.
 
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12 comments:

Jack Brown said...

thanks Keith...a poem to savour

From Carols Quill said...

Wonderful, Keith! Your poetry is always, always wonderful.

SandiGrace said...

Oh, I love this poem. I like the stanza that so aptly captures our "traitorous lips allegiant to nothing." I love the stanza that describes the same lips touching eternity by taking Communion. The "cleansing embers that savour eternity" speaks volumes to me. Well done!

Cindee Snider Re said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Keith! Your poetry is such a blessing!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

As always great work!

Tracy Krauss said...

reminds me of James' discussion of the 'tongue'. Very nice

Nona King said...

Such a wonderful poem, and it brings to mind so many luscious images of kisses and intimacy. But none so grand as the impression at the end, the welcoming and cleansing kiss of our saviour and our new eternity.

Awesome.

Mommy's Angel In Heaven said...

Truly beautiful. I loved this poem.

E. G. Lewis said...

Wonderful post. You've expressed the dichotomy of being a Christian. As Paul told the Romans, "For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do..."
Peace and Blessings

by Pegg Thomas said...

Maybe the lips should have gone at the bottom... had a hard time getting the image out of my mind long enough to finish the poem. ;) Love you, Keith!

Terrie said...

Keith- loved this stanza "These lips
have touched eternity
with the passment of wine
which is not wine
the easement of bread
which is not bread
at a feast
which is not a feast"

The lips that spoke everything into being--

Blessings

Adam Collings said...

Our lips can be a great contradiction. We use them to praise God - and then to curse our brothers.