"The Kiss" by Robert Graves shows a main idea of a love that is not usual. The descriptive feelings shown in the first verse is very different from the rest of the poem. According to Line 17, the love is described as "Death" which may refer to a non existent love. The speaker creates the mood of anger towards love; or disappointment. And as you can see that this relates to the theme, because lines 22 through 24 has a tone of dismay when the speaker says, "You must lie alone, without hope, without life."