Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snow drop, virgin kiss.
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion's birth, and infants' play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.
Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Ling'ring lips, - no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!
- Poem by Robert Burns
A kiss is a lovely trick
Designed by nature to stop speech
When words become superfluous
- Ingrid Bergman