First Kiss

First Kiss

.

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Remembering my love’s first kiss

As sweet as wine

Elixir of enduring bliss

‘Twas so divine

It kindled hot and raging fire

That raised in me a strange desire

I’ve never sipped a lip so fine

As sweet as wine

.

New feelings that become of this

As sweet as wine

Have driven drifting mind amiss

Beguiled my thoughts as we entwine

I’m lost as my insides unwind

Enmeshed within the love I find

The flavor on these lips of mine

As sweet as wine

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Author Notes Although it was years ago, I still remember that first kiss that led to many more.
This poem is an Octogram. The Octogram is a style of poetry invented by Fanstorian Sally Yocom (S.Yocom). It consists of two stanzas of eight lines each, with a very specific syllable count and rhyme scheme. Syllable count is 84848884, repeat on second stanza. Rhyme scheme: aBabccbB ababddbB, where B repeats same text. No more than 16 lines. The tempo is Iambic tetrameter on the 8 count line, and iambic dimeter on the 4 count line.

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