Poem: A Drink Song
Poet: WB Yeats
Date of Birth and Death: 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939
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.
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.