You, Helen, who see the stars
As mistletoe berries burning in a black tree,
You surely, seeing I am a bowl of kisses
Should put your mouth to mine and drink of me.
Helen, you let my kisses steam
Wasteful into the night’s black nostrils; drink
Me up, I pray; oh you, who are Night’s bacchante,
How can you from my bowl of kisses shrink?
~ D.H. Lawrence