Those are the lyrics of a song by Ricardo Cocciante (1994), I remembered after reading your poem on the memory of a touch. Not really a one line poem. He doesn’t know the bitter truth you convey so touchingly, Drew. Hope this will become true for you in the future.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/riccardo-cocciante-memory-kiss-lyrics.html

Memory of a kiss

You’ll obstruct me without warning

Like a mystery, a threat

They all told me I was dreaming

That in time I won’t forget

When you love somebody deeply

Then you’ll love her all your days

And if she will truly love you

Then a fire begins to blaze

And through all a changing weather

It will shine forever bright

For our hearts will burn together

Through eternities of night

I don’t need to feel the whispers

Of your breath against my face

I don’t need to feel I’m lying

In the warmth of your embrace

When you love somebody deeply

Then you’ll love her all your days

And if she will truly love you

Then a fire begins to blaze

Just the memory of one kiss

And the lightning in her eye

Breaks the chain that holds her captive

Sets the spire afraid to fly

And we found a secret treasure

To change darkness into light

Like a flame that burns forever

Through eternities of night

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

And we found a secret treasure

To change darkness into light

Like a flame that burns forever

Through eternities of night

Just the memory of one kiss

And the lightning in her eye

Breaks the chain that holds her captive

Sets the spire afraid to fly

Just the memory of one kiss

Sets the spire afraid to fly

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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