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Theme: Praising Wine
Tokaji, (“Tokai” in Saltus' day) is a famed wine of Hungary, the
name of the region and the various wines of this history-rich wine
- S. H. Bass
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Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet
glass of thy reviving gold to me,
or no my dreamy soul be sad,
souvenirs of lovely Vienna, glad
her eternal summer-time to be!
hear, in joyous trills, resounding free,
waltzes that the Geripan fairies bade
souls of Strauss and Lanier, music mad.
to set the brains of worlds aglee.
in the Sperl, dreaming away the sweet
pleasant life, and finding it all praise,
to the past and scorning Death's surprise,
see in calm felicity complete
fair Hungarian Jewess on me gaze.
the black glory of Hebraic eyes!
Flasks and Flagons (1892)
Flasks and Flagons by Francis Saltus