William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

A Drinking Song - Poem by William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
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Comments about A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats

  • Freshman - 905 Points Frank Blacharczyk (7/9/2015 4:50:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem and a wonderful image of love (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,776 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/18/2015 3:55:00 AM)

    I like the last line, it is like saying, I look at you and I sigh because it is true, I am falling in love. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,154 Points Nhien Nguyen (5/7/2015 7:42:00 PM)

    I like this poem so I translated it into Vietnamese poem:


    Rượu thì phải uống mới ngon

    Người phải hợp nhãn mới thương trong lòng.

    Điều này sự thật ở đời

    Nếu mà sống thọ thì đời dậy cho.

    Chén rượu thì đã kề môi

    Tôi nhìn ai đó, lòng tôi thở dài.


    Dịch thơ William Butler Yeats: A Drinking Song (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,520 Points Sandra Feldman (10/23/2014 4:29:00 PM)

    Simple and to the point, but true and great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (10/23/2014 1:19:00 PM)

    Perfection. To the point with an elegance and poignance entwined. Loved this (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 826 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (10/23/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    lovely poem and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,536 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (10/23/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,428 Points Sagnik Chakraborty (10/23/2014 3:54:00 AM)

    This is a poem about impermanence and fading, expressed through beautiful brevity of 6 lines. The pleasure induced by wine shall not remain forever, nor shall the poet or his beloved. Everything is impermanent, everything fades. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/23/2014 1:29:00 AM)

    This is s deep poem- We love to Lord and fear with the Sin, The imagery Wine is for sin that we do and the love through eyes - Eyes are the other imagery that is for Heaven - Sinning and confessing the truth known to all - I lift the glass - I am commenting a mistake..I remember you and fear - Man is what wrapped with virtue and tied with vice that's what can be taken from the poem..lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,621 Points * Sunprincess * (6/9/2014 7:38:00 AM)

    ........the ingredients of a great poem.....wine and love...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joe Vrown (2/28/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    turn down for what thats what this poem should be called (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joe Vrown (2/28/2014 8:21:00 AM)

    This poem means turn down for what lets get crunk i mean its not called a drinking song for nothing lets get faded! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lionel Woo (10/23/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    Yes, everything grows up smoothly by itself, without any reasons, especially for love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lily Mccambridge (10/23/2013 5:36:00 PM)

    nice poem that is. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 481 Points Danny Draper (10/23/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    William please read my poems and vote and give me points for the competition as that is real poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 677 Points Muzaffer Akin (10/23/2013 4:03:00 AM)

    Thank you....Short but beautiful a poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (10/23/2013 3:52:00 AM)

    What a sigh this great philosophic poet makes for love! A cute poem to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 147 Points Scotty Dogg (11/28/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    He died in his seventies (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Adeline Foster (4/16/2012 2:34:00 PM)

    How sad that that was all he knew of truth, and to die so young so sad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barbara Nixon (4/12/2012 4:36:00 PM)

    Short and accurate, perfect. (Report) Reply

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