|The Rhyme Maker
"lays" = "poems"
Osborne (1858-1917), American writer/poet
who to burdened brain, and troubled heart
wind thy way with gently sinuous art,
and graceful, curled with skill divine;
riot, and revelry are ever thine
office 'tis to seek and free the captive wine.
to thee men below and gods above
their lays of homage and of love;
silver ringlet! thou dost ever cling
truer faith to peasant and to king
curls of brown or gold that lovesick poets sing.
BOTTLED POETRY: Verses from the Vine
VINTAGE WINE POEMS NEW PRESSINGS
vinted and bottled by Stephen H. Bass