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
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.


Comments about A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats

  • (7/12/2019 4:57:00 AM)

    Wine comes at mouth and
    Love comes in at the eye"
    Outstanding flight of imagery and equally outstanding style of expression.
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  • (7/21/2018 9:15:00 AM)

    I like it the poem (Report)Reply

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  • (5/9/2018 6:05:00 AM)

    i think a lunch would bhe nice hank (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2018 12:02:00 PM)

    A sestet With a rhyme scheme of ab ab ab. Nicely written. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/13/2018 7:10:00 AM)

    WINE comes in at the mouth And loves comes in at the eye. Nice style. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2018 1:10:00 PM)

    What would the theme be You decide. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2018 1:03:00 PM)

    This poem is good for short paragraphs. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2017 12:01:00 AM)

    Add a comment.very short poem..its very nice... nice explanation of eyes and mouth... (Report)Reply

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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (12/2/2017 7:54:00 AM)

    Great way before you quit living. Great (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2017 8:16:00 PM)

    wow... so great yet simple words (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2017 9:02:00 AM)

    The truth lives in the wine..good poem (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema Uba (2/8/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    Images of eyes and mouth ... It is what you see that you will say. Good piece of poem! Sylva. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/9/2017 8:42:00 PM)

    infatuation, love, admiration desire all are simple and complex at the same time. The poem perfectly captures the the indescribable feeling with a simple sigh. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/8/2017 1:58:00 PM)

    eye and mouth co-ordination how true? (Report)Reply

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  • Shareq Rahman (11/28/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    Kill me, bury me and turn me into earth
    Hit me with a spade, turn me on a wheel
    Burn me and give me to a vintner to fill
    Put your lips on my mouth to drink the wine.
    Omar al Khayyam.
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  • Mr Salte (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

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

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

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  • 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

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  • (10/23/2014 4:29:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2001


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