|The Rhyme Maker
Theme: Praising Wine
Margaux is one of the great wines of France, receieving the highest
classification of Premier cru (first growth) in the famed Bordeaux
Classification of 1855.
- S. H. Bass
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Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet
is a power within the succulent grape
made thee, stronger than all human power.
baffles death in its exulting hour,
leaves its victim fortune to escape.
cheering drops can magically drape
thoughts of doom with bloom and flower,
to laughing calm care's torment sour.
flooding dreams with many a gentle shape.
hope and resurrection lie
thy consoling beauty, and whene'er
mortals sip thee, bringing soothing peace,
see a blue and orange-scented sky,
warm beach blest by God's untainted air.
the snowy parapets of Nice!
Flasks and Flagons (1892)
Flasks and Flagons by Francis Saltus