Snare of the shine of your teeth,
Your provocative laughter,
The gloom of your hair;
Lure of you, eye and lip;
And madness, madness,
Tremulous, breathless, flaming,
The space of a sigh;
Pain, regret--your sobbing;
And again, quiet--the stars,
Today's poem is in the public domain.
|About This Poem
Angelina Weld Grimk�'s "El Beso" was first published in 1909 and became Grimk�'s first widely anthologized poem. This lyric meditation expresses a sense of isolation and desire.