Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LITTLE THINGS, by FRANCIS T. KIMBALL



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THE LITTLE THINGS, by            
First Line: Ah, how I have loved the little best things / of love
Last Line: And the soft swelling of your breasts against me when I quieted you to sleep.
Subject(s): Absence; Grief; Hearts; Kisses; Love; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness


AH, how I have loved the little best things of love:
The cool wetness of your lips when I found you drinking from a woodland stream;
The slim white curves of you when I surprised you swimming naked in the clean
dawn sea,
And the smooth salt taste of your body when I kissed you;
The sleepy eyes of you when you kissed me goodnight,
And the sleepy eyes of you when I kissed you awake;
The long waves of your hair when you combed it,
The quaint part in the middle,
And your face framed in its live gold;
The little whimsical wrinkling of your nose to tease me;
The still touch of your hand in the wide darkness of night,
And the still touch of your hand in the wider darkness of suffering;
The quick hot breath of you on my cheek when you woke in the night and asked me

what woke you,
And the soft swelling of your breasts against me when I quieted you to sleep.





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