|The Rhyme Maker
c. 310-240 bce
Love and Romance
Rhyme List: Now That's Funny!
After and evening
of "wine, women, and song", this
poem stands as proof that we humans have been blaming our
transgressions on wine for over 2000 years! Simple
this poem: “Sorry, Babe – I was drunk!”
- S. H.
our host by Love depriv'd of rest (Tytler)
the wine, and drink it up (Tytler)
Erasix fill'd his cup (Tytler)
sober, and inclin'd to sport
(c. 310-240 bce), Greek poet
by Henry William Tytler (1752-1808), British poet
If sober, and inclin'd to sport,
To you, my fair one, I resort;
The still-forbidden bliss to prove,
Accuse me then, and blame my love.
But if to rashness I incline,
Accuse me not, but blame the wine:
When Love and Wine at once inspire,
What mortal can control his fire.
Of late I came, I know not how,
Embrac'd my fair, and kiss'd her too;
It might be wrong; I feel no shame,
for the bliss, will bear the blame.
43 from The
Works Of Callimachus