|The Rhyme Maker
Theme: Praising Wine
stanza: Silenus was the most famous satyr of Dionysus' entourage, an
aged creature who mentored the god of wine in his youth.
- S. H. Bass
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Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet
land whose fields are fair with trees,
liberal rivers lave a lavish soil,
on amid thy Powerful mysteries,
Nature labors without pain or toil.
sun has blessed thee and his beams escape
fecund ways, effulgent and benign.
kiss with color thy rich, juicy grape,
tinge with gold the glory of thy vine.
hides him in thy maze of leaves,
thy tendrils to be lithe and sweet;
in the silence of red Autumn eves,
hear the drowsy shuffle of his feet.
dews invisible descend through night,
cool thy vineyards from the enamored sun.
domes of stars that burn with gorgeous light,
the beauty that they shine upon.
Flasks and Flagons (1892)
Flasks and Flagons by Francis Saltus