kiss at the batlement gate

A kiss, you ask, as if
a kiss was want o' meaning
a dare, you say, to see
if fire sparks between us

A "kiss, or two", it is now
and "lovin' on the hillside"!
'Tis blarney, fine enough, it is
to woo this lassie, for just one kiss.

One kiss, it is for this day
a kiss with meaning unbidden
true dare will be, how brave are we
if sparks ignite a nearby tree!

So, bring y'ur lips glistening, leomhfaidh tù
where 'tis said, battle was waged
Where I, by the old fort battlement gate
at the third-quarter morn hour, will wait.

10 July 2006