What Poets Have To Say About Wine

21st October 2021


When looking at some of the world-famous Poets out there, quite a few of them have something to say about Wine, about why you should drink it, how to drink it and who it should be drunk with.

Here are some of the world’s most famous poets from across the world, I put together an article dedicated to the fine words about wine from English Poets which you can read here: The Fine Words Of English Poets About Wine


Pūblius Ovidius Nāsō, was born on March20th, 43 BC, in Sulmona, Italy and died in 17 AD, in Constanța, Romania, he was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus, he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.

Wine Gives Courage And Makes Men More Apt For Passion – Ovid – Roman Poet


Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, was born on the 30th of September, 1207 and died on the 17th of December, 1273, in Konya, Turkey, he was a 13th-century Persian poet, who is now described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. His work has been translated into many languages including the Masnavi poem by Rumi.

Don’t Put Another Cup Of Wine In My Hand, Pour It In My Mouth, For I Have Lost The Way To My Mouth. – Rumi – Persian Poet

Either Give Me More Wine Or Leave Me Alone. – Rumi – Persian Poet


Brendan Francis Aidan Behan, was born on February 9th, 1923, in Dublin, Ireland and died on March 20th, 1964, in Dublin, Ireland, named by Irish Cnetral as one of the greatest Irish writers of all time. he was poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish.

I Only Take A Drink On Two Occasions – When I’m Thirsty And When I’m Not – Brendan Behan – Irish Poet


Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (pictured below) was born December 8th, 65 BC, in Venosa, Italy and died November 27th, 8 BC, in Rome, Italy, during the rein of the Roman Emperor Augustus, Horace was the leading Roman lyric peot, some of his famous poems include – Odes – Ars Poetica – Epodes.

Now Is The Time For Drinking. Now The Time To Dance Footloose Upon The Earth. – Horace – Roman Poet

Wine Brings To Light The Hidden Secrets Of The Soul. – Horace – Roman Poet

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Gaius Valerius Catullus, born in 84 BCE, in Verona, Italy and died in 54 BCE, in Rome, Italy, Catullus decided he would rather write about his personal life than any classical or mythical heroes, so his work had more of a personal touch, he was a Latin poet during the late Roman Republic who still has a big influence over poetry and art.

Away With You, Water, Destruction Of Wine! – Catullus – Latin Poet


Edward Estlin Cummings, born on October 14th, 1894, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and died on the 3rd of September, 1962, in The Memorial Hospital at North Conway, N.H. Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright who is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays.

His Lips Drink Water, But His Heart Drinks Wine. – E. E. Cummings – American Poet


Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on the 22nd of February, 1892, in Rockland, Maine, United States and died on the 19th of October, 1950, in Austerlitz, New York, United States, she is a famous lyrical poet and playwright, she started winning poetry prizes at a younge age, even winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

Ah, Drink Again This River That Is The Taker-Away Of Pain, And The Giver-Back Of Beauty! – Edna St. Vincent Millay – American Poet


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (pictured below) was born August 28th, 1749, Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany and died March 22nd, 1832, Weimar, Germany, the German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic did a lot in his life and for it is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

Wine Rejoices The Heart Of Mean And Joy Is The Mother Of All Virtues. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German Poet

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire, born April 9th, 1821, in Paris, France and died August 31st, 1867, in Paris, France, his poems are said to exhibit mastery in the handling of rhyme and rhythm, his porms include – L’Albatros – A Carcass – Le Vampire.

Within The Bottle’s Depths, The Wine’s Soul Sang One Night. – Charles Baudelaire – French Poet


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, born on the 10th of December, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States and died on the 15th of May, 1886, in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, she wasn’t really recognized during her life, but today she is regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry including lyrical poems like – Because I could not stop for Death – I’m Nobody! Who are you? – “Hope” is the thing with feathers.

I Bring An Unaccustomed Wine To Lips Long Parching Next To Mine, And Summon Them To Drink. – Emily Dickinson – American Poet


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