|The Rhyme Maker
Theme: Love and Romance
wine poem, the poet has a vision of his beloved's face in the bottom
of his wine glass. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) has a similar fantasy,
but he actually has his love's face painted in the bottom of his
goblet. See Thomas Moore's Anacreontic poem
I filled to thee, to thee I
- S. H. Bass
B. A. Gould, Jr. in Harvard
sparkling wine o'er brim the glass,
kiss its lips in haste to fly;
though it would to glory pass,
is not eager as am I.
fain would drain the utmost drop,
leave the beaker's hollow bare,
when I turn its foot atop,
see my true love's image there.
bubble of the dancing wine
a love-kiss softly given,
rising upward is a sign
earth hath joys to equal heaven.
were the cup a league in rim,
deep as is the ocean's blue,
hold its girth were all too slim
wine of kisses thrice too few.
And Gown: A
Treasury of College Verse (1897)