A kiss, when all is said, what is it?
An oath sworn nearer by; a promise made
With greater certainty;
a vow which seeks
To make itself more binding; a rosy dot
Placed on the i in loving; 'tis a secret
Told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
Bio: Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.