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The Kiss

The Kiss by Susan Windle, Disa Uniflora with Pollinator Aeropetes Tulbaghia by Alana Lea, ©2005 by Susan Windle and Alana Lea. All rights reserved.
Size: Image Size:7 x 8 1/2, Matt Size: 13 x 15

The Kiss

There is a kiss—
I know you have received one—
so pure and unmistakable
it leaves you flushed
with a deep, unconditional love.
You can barely believe
your lips—
the moisture
from the petals of this rose
remains on your skin
and you remember
(as you linger
in the freshness of the dawn)
what we poor humans
can do
with our slender lives
when we’ve been

properly kissed.

© 2005 by Susan Windle

This print is from a limited edition of matted giclée prints signed and numbered by poet and artist. They are printed with Epson Inks on Epson Heavyweight Matte paper.

Dimensions refer to image size, including text, rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch, and to matt size, also rounded to the nearest 1/2 inch.