Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wine and the Mind

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The Balloon of the Mind
Hands, do what you’re bid,
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags
In the wind,
Into its narrow shed.
Wm. B. Yeats



Color of wine
A Drinking Song
Wine comes in at the mouth
And Love comes in at the eyes.
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift my glass to my mouth,
I look at you and I sigh.
Wm. B. Yeats
                                                               

William B. Yeats—always a favorite of mine.  Enjoy, follow the balloons. Sip the wine.


30 comments:

  1. I'll skip the wine, and enjoy the balloons in my mind.

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    1. In June at Lake Skinner, a wine and balloon festival is held. The sky is fantastic.

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  2. I like Yeats too but haven't read these two little poems before.

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    1. He has some lengthy tomes of poems which are interesting reading. But I like the simple thoughts.

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  3. Great pic of the balloon. I, too, will skip the wine.

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    1. I have considered heading up to the sky, but not yet.

      Not big on red wine.

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  4. A Drinking Song is a neat piece of verse.

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    1. "I lift my glass to my mouth,
      I look at you and I sigh." This is an enigmatic part, one that I have read many times, see its possibilities.

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    1. In Ireland, we visited his grave site and "Cast a cold eye/On Life, on Death/Horseman, pass by." Says so much.

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  6. There some reason I like to go up hot air balloon.
    Coffee is on

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  7. I can relate to the second poem much more than the first.

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  8. Sometimes I'd rather pop my balloon than drag it around... That helium is too noisy.

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    1. Yes, helium is noisy and basically unpleasant.

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  9. Just SWEET! I got a nice smile out of those quotes.
    Sherry & jack packing up the RV.
    Sending love from NC

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  10. I love hot air balloons. But not wine.

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    1. I like to watch the balloons in the sky, but I will stay earthbound.

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  11. Sure fine verse indeed, just when drinking take heed.

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    1. there could be some awful things happen when too much wine on a balloon shows how gravity happens..

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  12. He caught things in just the right way.

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  13. Thanks for both of these verses.

    I do enjoy a glass of wind from time to time …
    In fact tonight I enjoyed a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc, it was very enjoyable :)

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  14. I like short poems best of all
    They can and do say much and more
    But never short me on the wine
    Or what I say will be a bore

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!