James B. Earley

(5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Glass Of Wine


Romance sometimes
.....A fragile thing...
Perhaps...tenacious
...The spirit cling

For in the texture
....Lies the strength
Profound the structure
...The more intense

What logic of...
It all becomes
....Yet..mystical
It is....to some

....The powers of
That noble vine...
Romance...a legacy
...In the glass of wine

Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 03, 2013

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  • Dee Daffodil (9/6/2008 11:24:00 AM)

    En vino veritas (I've likely spelled it wrong...I'm not a Latin major! : -) Nicely done...although...wine doesn't always do the trick.
    Hugs,
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Slanker (7/17/2008 10:45:00 AM)

    Elegantly rendered tribute to waning romantic inhibitions assisted by a glass of wine. Lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (7/10/2008 9:56:00 PM)

    Wine so sweet like a lover's kiss. Yes indeed, wine can be very romantic. Loved
    the poem, James.

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Janice Windle (6/15/2008 8:56:00 AM)

    Cheers, James! I like this simple hymn to wine very much. As an adoptive Californian, you are probably an expert on the romance of the vine, too! (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (5/10/2008 1:16:00 AM)

    From the urgent fumblings of pimpled youth to the leisurely cuddles of grey headed nomads, a glass of shiraz always provides a pleasing accompaniment to romantic encounters. What a charming poem! love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Lynda Robson (4/18/2008 4:30:00 AM)

    The title of this caught my eye James, as one who enjoys a glass of wine in the evening, I loved the meaning behind this great piece of writing, thanks,
    Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (3/20/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    Brilliant poem, James.... I do not use big words for this compliment... the poem speaks to me. Yuri (Report) Reply

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