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The reading of poetry is quite different from the reading of prose (ie., the end of a line does not necessarily call for a pause).  One of the purposes of  these audios and videos is to demonstrate how this challenge is met, whether reading a poem "out loud" or in one's own head.  Of course, they are also meant to entertain.
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This is the playlist from the YouTube Vintage Wine Poems Channel
To choose another video click "playlist" at upper left of video
Or click on YouTube link at bottom right of video.
Each video, when viewed on YouTube, provides a link to
that poem's webpage.

All Playlists on the VWP YouTube Channel

WINE POEM (translator/editor)
Alcaeus | Alcaeus of Mytilene (6th C. bce)An Invitation (Jones)Praising Wine
Alcaeus |Alcaeus of Mytilene (6th C. bce)A Banquet Song (Symonds)Bad Times
Bai | Li Bai (701-762)   Drinking Alone by Moonlight I (Waley) Wine Drinkers
Bai | Li Bai (701-762) The River Song (Pound) Poetry and Poets
Baudelaire | Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)Be Drunken Wine Musings
Baudelaire | Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)DrinkWine Musings
Baudelaire | Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)Hymne ŕ la Beauté  audio only Love and Romance (the dark side)
Wine Musings
Baudelaire | Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)Hymn To BeautyLove and Romance (the dark side)
Wine Musings
Baudelaire | Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)The Wine Of LoversLove and Romance
Bodenstedt |Friedrich Martin Von Bodenstedt (1819-1892)
WineWine Drinkers    Poetry and Poets
Browning | Elizabeth Barrett Browning  (1806-1861)  
Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand (Sonnet VI)
Love and Romance
Browning | Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)    Is it indeed so?  If I lay here dead (Sonnet XXIII)
Love and Romance
Byron | Lord Byron (1788-1824) Lines Inscribed Upon A Cup Formed From A Skull
Wine Musings  
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The Deluge
Bad Times | Temperance Movement

Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)The Logical VegetarianOther
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)The MarinerWine and Warriors
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)The OutlawOther
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)The Song of Right and WrongDefending Wine |  Temperance  Movement
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)Feast on wine or fast on waterPraising Wine
Chesterton | G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)Wine and WaterTemperance Movement
Clarke | James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888)
Wine Musings 
Dickinson | Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)I bring and unaccustomed wine
Wine Musings 
Dickinson | Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)I had been hungry all the yearsWine Musings 
Dickinson | Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)I taste a liquor never brewedWine Musings 
Dowson | Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter
Final Toasts

Emerson | Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)The Day's RationWine Musings 
Flecker | James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence
Poetry and Poets
Fletcher |  John Fletcher (1579-1625)Drinking Song Praising Wine
Fu | Du Fu (712-770)  The Eight Immortals Of The Wine Cup  (Obata) Tributes and Toasts
Jonson | Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
To Celia
Love and Romance
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Arise,  oh Cupbearer, rise! and bring (Bell #1)Bad Times
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)The bird of gardens sang unto the rose (Bell #2)Wine Musings 
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Wind from the east (Bell #3) Bad Times
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)A flower-tinted cheek, the flowery close (Bell #6)Praising Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)From the garden of Heaven a western breeze (Bell #7)Final Toasts     Carpe Diem
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)The rose has flushed red (Bell #8)Wine Musings 
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Oh Cup-bearer, set my glass afire  (Bell #9) Defending Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Singer, sweet Singer, fresh notes strew (Bell #10)Praising Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Mirth, Spring, to linger in a garden fair (Bell #11)Wine Musings 
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Where is my ruined life (Bell #12)
Wine Musings
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)What is wrought in the forge (Bell #16)Wine Musings
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Lay not reproach at the drunkard's door (Bell #17)Defending Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)From out the street of So-and-So (Bell #20)Bad Times
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Not all the sum of earthly happiness (Bell #21) Defending Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)The rose is not fair (Bell #22)Love and Romance
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Not one is filled with madness (Bell #24)Bad Times | Love and Romance
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)The secret draft of wine (Bell #26)
Defending Wine
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)My friend has fled (Bell #27)Bad Times
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Hast thou forgotten (Bell #28)Love and Romance
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)The breath of Dawn (Bell #31)Carpe Diem
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Forget not when dear friend (Bell #35)Friends
Hafiz (1325 - 1390)Arise! and fill a golden goblet up (Bell #37) Final Toasts
Holmes  | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)The VoicelessFinal Toasts
Keats | John Keats (1795-1821)
Fill Me A Brimming Bowl
Love and Romance

Keats | John Keats (1795-1821)Give me women, wine, and snuff Wine, Women, and Song
Keats | John Keats (1795-1821)Lines On The Mermaid TavernPoetry and Poets
Keats | John Keats (1795-1821)
Ode To A Nightingale Wine Musings 
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald]
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring (Q7/8) Wine Musings 
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)  [FitzGerald]A Book of Verses underneath the Bough (Q12)Love and Romance
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)  [FitzGerald] Ah my Beloved fill the Cup that clears (Q21-24)
Final Toasts 
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] And not a drop that from our Cups we throw (Q39-43) Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] Waste not your Hour (Q54-56) Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] And lately, by the Tavern Door agape (Q58-64) Defending Wine
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] Yesterday This Day's Madness did prepare(Q74-77) Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] Indeed the Idols I have loved so long (Q93-95) Wine Drinkers
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) [FitzGerald] Yon rising Moon that looks for us again (Q100/101)
Final Toasts
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneWake! for the sun, the shepherd of the sky (Q1-6)Wine Drinkers
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneWithin the haunted wine-cup (Q 9/10)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneThere are no sorrows wine cannot allay (Q14-17)Praising Wine  |  Wine Drinkers
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneWhether you would abide (Q24-27)Final Toasts
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131  [Le GallienneArt thou aweary, friend (Q28-32)Defending Wine
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneYea! what is man (Q63 & 64)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneSo I be written in the Book of Love (Q 88-97)Defending Wine
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneWhat purpose think you has the Saki there (Q126/127)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le Gallienne...  cup in hand among the flowers (Q136-140)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneWrite it in wine upon a rose-leaved scroll (Q145-148)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneNay! think no more, but grip the slender waist (Q169/170)Defending Wine
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneHere is the creed of Omar (Q178-181)  Wine Musings  | Wine Women and Song
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneMy days are filled with wonder and with wine (Q182-185) Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneAnd what should pious Khayyam have to do (!210-215)  Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneSo great a brightness is the soul of wine (Q220-225) Praising Wine
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneThe sixtieth cup makes me so wise with wine (Q227-232) Wine Musings |  Final Toasts
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneThe Book of Joy (Q238-240)Wine Musings
Khayyam | Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Le GallienneLove, before death comes to make our bed (Q252-258)Wine Musings
Longfellow | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  (1807-1882)
Catawba Wine
Praising Wine

Lovelace | Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
To Althea From Prison
Wine Musings 
Lowell | Amy Lowell (1874-1925)A Blockhead  Wine Musings
Lowell | Amy Lowell (1874-1925)Absence  Love and Romance
Lowell | Amy Lowell (1874-1925)Anticipation Love and Romance
Lowell | Amy Lowell (1874-1925)Happiness Wine Musings
Lowell | Amy Lowell (1874-1925)Vintage Love and Romance
Scott | Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Lucy Ashton's Song
Wine Musings 
Seeger | Alan Seeger (1888-1916)Champagne, 1914-15 Final Toasts   Wine and Warriors
Service | Robert Service (1874-1958)Room 5: The Concert Singer (from Ballads of A Bohemian)Wine, Women, and Song
Shakespeare | William Shakespeare (1564-1616)Come, thou monarch of the vine (A song from Anthony & Cleopatra) Praising Wine
Shanafelt | Clara Shanafelt
Wine Musings
Stevens | Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) Sonnet "Lo, even as I passed"Ageing
Teasdale | Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Bad Times
Wilcox | Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Bad Times 
Wilcox | Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) The Coquette
Love and Romance (the dark side)

Yeats | William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
A Drinking Song
Love and Romance
Yuanming | T'ao Yuanming (365-427) To-Em-mei's "The Unmoving Cloud" (Pound) Bad Times | Friends

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