Arthur Symons quote

"Sweet, can I sing you the song of your kisses? How soft is this one, how subtle this is, How fluttering swift as a bird's kiss that is, As a bird that taps at a leafy lattice; How this one clings and how that uncloses From bud to flower in the way of roses."

Arthur Symons

Born: February 28, 1865

Die: January 22, 1945

Occupation: Poet

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And I would have, now love is over, An end to all, an end: I cannot, having been your lover Stoop to become your friend!

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