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Poem of the Day


January 13, 2008


    Kiss from 'Orphans'

Now

By Robert Browning



Out of your whole life give but a moment!
All of your life that has gone before,
All to come after it, -- so you ignore,
So you make perfect the present, condense,
In a rapture of rage, for perfection's endowment,
Thought and feeling and soul and sense,
Merged in a moment which gives me at last
You around me for once, you beneath me, above me --
Me, sure that, despite of time future, time past,
This tick of life-time's one moment you love me!
How long such suspension may linger? Ah, Sweet,
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!


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Now scroll down to read everyone else's comments.

Amber Osborne     1/14/2008 2:38:35 PM
Vicky that voice! I swear it's the voice of an angel. I could listen to you read and sing for hours. It was absolutely beautiful! I loved it.

JoanS     1/13/2008 5:15:09 PM
Lovely reading, Vicky.

Nancy     1/13/2008 1:42:14 PM
Tomorrow I'll listen...for now I've read aloud to my eternal love the lines: Me, sure that, despite of time future, time past, This tick of life-time's one moment you love me! Telling...beautiful...amazing... Thanks, WFOL

mini     1/13/2008 8:39:13 AM
Beautifully read.

daria     1/13/2008 1:12:32 AM
lovely vicky!

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