Monday, June 22, 2015

X is for kisses

ABC Wednesday
June 24, 2015

The letter is X - a symbol for kisses

so sweet.....

'Tis when the lark goes soaring
And the bee is at the bud,
When lightly dancing zephyrs
Sing over field and flood;
When all sweet things in nature
Seen joyfully achime -
'Tis then I wake my darling,
For it is kissing time!

Go, pretty lark a-soaring
And suck your sweets, O bee;
Sing, O ye winds of summer,
Your songs to mine and me;
For with your song and rapture
Cometh the moment when
It's half past kissing time
And time to kiss again!

So-so the days go fleeting
Like golden fancies free,
And every day that cometh
Is full of sweets for me;
And sweetest are those moments
My darling comes to climb
Into my lap to mind me
That it is kissing time.

Sometimes, maybe, he wanders
A heedless, aimless way -
Sometimes, maybe, he loiters
In pretty, prattling play;
But presently bethinks him
And hastens to me then,
For it's half-past kissing time
And time to kiss again!

Kissing Time, by Eugene Field, who also worte "Wynken, Blynken and Nod"
and 'The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat"

The last two lines stir fond childhood memories of my Grandmother....

More Xs here at ABC Wednesday, with thanks to Denise and Roger
and all their kissing cousins who visit on their behalf....


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We had a book of Eugene Field poems when I was growing up but I don't remember this one. However I could recite "Gingham Dog.." and "Wynken ..." word for word if you wish. And "Little Boy Blue" (if I didn't break down in tears ... yes, still, after all these years.)

Photo Cache said...

That is right!


Reader Wil said...

Thank you for treating us to this lovely poem! It is so appropriate for X.
Have a great week, Hildred.
Wil, ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

so sweet!


Rajesh said...

Good one.

Joy said...

What a wonderful expression - its half-past kissing time -

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like that poem. Thanks for sharing. :-)
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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

They are so lovely.