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If music be the food of love, play on.- Shakespeare
At First Sight
'Love at first sight,' some say, misnaming
Discovery of twinned helplessness
Against the huge tug of procreation.
But friendship at first sight?
Catches fiercely at the surprised heart
So that the cheek blanches and then blushes.
Ah love is bitter and sweet,
but which is more sweet
the bitterness or the sweetness,
none has spoken it.
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886–1961) from "Eros"
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
Robert Herrick (1591–1674) from "To Anthea"