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El Beso by Angelina Weld Grimké | Poet.org
Angelina Weld Grimké's "El Beso" was first published in 1909 and became Grimké's first widely anthologized poem. This lyric meditation expresses a sense of isolation and desire.
Angelina Weld Grimké was born on February 27, 1880, in Boston. In addition to being a poet, she was one of the first African American women to have a play publicly performed. Grimké died in 1958.