|The Rhyme Maker
* Orpheus was the son of Apollo, the
god of poetry and
song. It is said that inanimate objects would dance and that
rivers would change their courses in response to his beautiful music.
- S. H.
more Wine Poems of
Medieval Europe at
Sequence In Praise Of Wine (Symonds)
Girl of Syria
Abbot Adam of Angers (Waddell)
No Lust Like To Poetry (Symonds)
Poems with multiple translations:
you, consummate drinkers (Waddell)
Confession of Golias
Confession Of The Archpoet (Waddell)
standing corn is green
Scottus (c. mid-9th century)
by Helen Waddell (1889-1965)
standing corn is green, the wild in flower,
vines are swelling, 'tis the sweet o' the year,
the birds, and heaven shrill with song,
laughing sea and earth and every star.
with it all, there's never a drink for me,
wine, nor mead, nor even a drop of beer.
how hath failed that substance manifold,
of the kind earth and the dewy air!
am a writer, I, a musician, Orpheus the second, *
the ox that treads out the corn, and your
am your champion armed with the weapons of
wisdom and logic,
tell my lord bishop and father his servant is
BOTTLED POETRY: Verses from the Vine
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