Poetic Memories: A Drink Song by WB Yeats


WB Yeats

Poem: A Drink Song

Poet: WB Yeats

Date of Birth and Death: 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939

Nationality: Irish

About the poet: William Butler Yeats was one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

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.

WB Yeats

Yeats wrote so many wonderful poems, yet this short six-liner always makes me smile in a been-there-a-few-times’ sort of way.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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  5. Al says:

    Some people get better looking … with more alcohol imbibed 😉

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