Kiss

Kiss
For want of a mountain a primrose was lost,

For want of a primrose a love song was lost,

For want of a love song a sly kiss was lost,

And that was the thing that mattered most,

Yes, that was the thing that mattered most.
Robert Crawford

From The Thing that Mattered Most: Scottish poems for children edited by Julie Johnstone (SPL/B&W, 2006)

Reproduced by permission of the author.
Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford is Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, and one of Scotland's most distinguished poet-critics. He was one of the 'New Generation' poets in 1994, a group which has proved to include some of the best poets of that generation of Scottish writers who have come to maturity in the post-devolution era. 

 

 

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