‘You Kissed Me’

„You kissed me! My head drooped low on your breast
With a feeling of shelter and infinite rest,
While the holy emotions my tongue dared not speak,
Flashed up as in flame, from my heart to my cheek;
Your arms held me fast; oh! your arms were so bold –
Heart beat against heart in their passionate fold.
Your glances seemed drawing my soul through mine eyes,
As the sun draws the mist form the sea to the skies.
Your lips clung to mine till I prayed in my bliss
They might never unclasp from the rapturous kiss.”

From ‘You Kissed Me’ by Josephine Slocum Hunt

Ülo Sooster:

Ülo Sooster: „KISS”, Indian ink and collage on paper. 1960. KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: ©Slowaholic


Under the stars she floats away on dreams of other worlds from far and from within,

Of mysteries unknown she heard them speak not to her ears, but to her eyes, the doorways to her soul

And now she walks on wings of light, wearing the endless night sky in her gaze…

Kristjan Raud, "Under the Stars", (1907-1909), indian ink and gouache. @KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: ©Slowaholic

Kristjan Raud, „Under the Stars”, (1907-1909), indian ink and gouache. @KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: ©Slowaholic