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I dare not ask a kiss

Language: English

I dare not ask a kiss,
    I dare not beg a smile,
Lest having that, or this,
    I might grow proud the while.

No, no, the utmost share
    Of my desire shall be
Only to kiss that air
    That lately kissed thee.


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "An Elektra", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

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