Robert Herrick - Kisses Loathsome

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Robert Herrick - Kisses Loathsome - Read by Benjamin Soames

Kisses Loathsome
by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

I abhor the slimy kiss,
Which to me most loathsome is.
Those lips please me which are placed
Close, but not too strictly laced:
Yielding I would have them; yet
Not a wimbling tongue admit:
What should poking-sticks make there,
When the ruffe is set elswhere?

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