Millicent Kellogg: A favorite poem

Jenny Kissed Me
by James Henry Leigh Hunt

“Jenny Kissed Me,” by James Henry Leigh Hunt Was the first poem I remember memorizing – I was probably five or six.   At that age, I understood every word of the poem, (which was not true of others I had read), and I had a soaring expectation that maybe some  day that breathless encounter  would happen with me.   It still registers with gentle loving passion.

Millicent Kellogg
Sheep Rancher and Poet; Retired RN
Morgan Hill


Jenny Kissed Me

Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I’m weary, say I’m sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me,
Say I’m growing old, but add,
Jenny kissed me.

James Henry Leigh Hunt
1784-1859

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One response to “Millicent Kellogg: A favorite poem

  1. A poem I’ve always loved. I first read it in high school. Millicent, you’re way ahead of me.

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