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

  • Oluwatobi Moses (8/20/2016 5:47:00 AM)

    Nice anyway, lets drink all the way (Report) Reply

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  • Michael Ryland (12/28/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    The true measure of a poem's greatness is that the only words used are those necessary to convey the poet's message. Yeats could have spoiled this by describing the wine or his love. He chose not to, and we are eternally grateful for his brevity. To slake the dust with grape and to sigh at one's love, what more do we need? (Report) Reply

  • Frank Blacharczyk (7/9/2015 4:50:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • (10/23/2014 4:29:00 PM)

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

  • (10/23/2014 1:19:00 PM)

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

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (10/23/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    lovely poem and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful piece. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • (6/9/2014 7:38:00 AM)

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

  • (2/28/2014 8:28:00 AM)

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

  • (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

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

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

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

    nice poem that is. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Muzaffer Akin (10/23/2013 4:03:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • Scotty Dogg (11/28/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    He died in his seventies (Report) Reply

  • 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

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