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Theme: Praising Wine
is a Grand Cru vineyard of the Côte
last stanza features famous battles led by Napoleon Bonaparte. region of Burgundy (France)
- S. H. Bass
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Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet
blackest skies are bright when thou art near;
is a myth, and sorrow a refrain;
blood and vigor spurtle in each vein.
even the lurking tomb is no more drear.
joyous heart knows naught of Autumn's sere,
woman's kiss there is no hidden bane;
monarch of the land deserves his reign,
poor have rubies and all life is dear!
'tis but a dream; yet, from thee came
prowess of Napoleon the Great,
loved thee while his conquered foes did yield.
thee was born fierce Borodinos flame,
stupendous charge of deathly hate,
the red ruin of Marengo field!
Flasks and Flagons (1892)
Flasks and Flagons by Francis Saltus