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

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A Drinking Song

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.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2001


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  • Joe Vrown (2/28/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    turn down for what thats what this poem should be called

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  • 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! ! !

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

    Yes, everything grows up smoothly by itself, without any reasons, especially for love.

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

    nice poem that is. Thank you

  • 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.

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

    Thank you....Short but beautiful a poem.

  • 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!

  • Steven Ralph (11/28/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    He died in his seventies

  • 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.

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

    Short and accurate, perfect.

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