by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
- OVE'S rosary is ours this holiday,
So let us worship Eros, Lord of bliss.
Let me be priest and teach you as we pray
The first fair golden globe denotes a kiss,
Curve your sweet lips the proper churchly way,
And you must lie within my arms at this.
Keep all the rites! It will not do to miss
A single bead in all the long array.
Ah, sweet, we'll tell on every day, I wis,
POEMS BY JOYCE KILMER
"Love's Rosary" was originally
published in Summer of Love. Joyce Kilmer. New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1911..