|The Rhyme Maker
Theme: Praising Wine
is a small town located on the Rhine, anchoring the famed Rheingau
winegrowing region of Germany.
- S. H. Bass
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Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet
laughing gold could steal the sense away
gravest counselors and statesmen stem,
with thy haunting redolence could learn,
secrets of a Bismarck or Touche.
closed by giant will would thee obey
babble gaily, aye, to prate would burn,
would confess beyond all life's return,
naked truth would revel for a day.
I dread thy cunning, and with care
myself with dreams when thou art near.
the idle word that idly slips,
by thy charm, who knows, when unaware,
might divulge the name I hold most dear,
all the passionate secrets of her lips?
Flasks and Flagons (1892)
Flasks and Flagons by Francis Saltus