A Drinking Song Poem by William Butler Yeats

A Drinking Song

Rating: 3.7

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.

Adeline Foster 16 April 2012

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

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Su 09 March 2022

You must be young, you have not understood the simplicity of the poem. I am restraining myself from calling you stupid.

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Barbara Nixon 12 April 2012

Short and accurate, perfect.

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Andrew Hoellering 15 December 2009

Simply terrific, i.e. both simple and terrific.Beauty is perceived as truth thanks to el vino. Yeats is saying that's all we know on earth, and all we need to know.The qualities here characterise some of his best poems, especially those of the last period of his life.

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Malini Kadir 19 October 2008

short and expansive at the same time....loved is way of expressing....

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Bjpafa Meragente 28 October 2020

Maybe all humanity should do it...why don't they?

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Bjpafa Meragente 25 June 2020

Little package, greater on the inside. I like the shorter Yeats. People who have too much on their minds must keep it at bay, or fall in a bay of disarray and contradiction in terms, although truth is involved.

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Kesav Easwaran 25 December 2019

Beautiful poem piece. Love this Yeats brand wine

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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 July 2019

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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Janhavi Mukund lakade 21 July 2018

I like it the poem

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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

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