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.

by William Butler Yeats Click to read full poem

Comments (40)

Perfection. To the point with an elegance and poignance entwined. Loved this
lovely poem and to the point.
Wonderful piece.
This is a poem about impermanence and fading, expressed through beautiful brevity of 6 lines. The pleasure induced by wine shall not remain forever, nor shall the poet or his beloved. Everything is impermanent, everything fades.
This is s deep poem- We love to Lord and fear with the Sin, The imagery Wine is for sin that we do and the love through eyes - Eyes are the other imagery that is for Heaven - Sinning and confessing the truth known to all - I lift the glass - I am commenting a mistake..I remember you and fear - Man is what wrapped with virtue and tied with vice that's what can be taken from the poem..lovely
........the ingredients of a great poem.....wine and love...enjoyed..
turn down for what thats what this poem should be called
This poem means turn down for what lets get crunk i mean its not called a drinking song for nothing lets get faded! ! !
Yes, everything grows up smoothly by itself, without any reasons, especially for love.
nice poem that is. Thank you
William please read my poems and vote and give me points for the competition as that is real poetry.
Thank you....Short but beautiful a poem.
What a sigh this great philosophic poet makes for love! A cute poem to read!
He died in his seventies
How sad that that was all he knew of truth, and to die so young so sad.
Short and accurate, perfect.
Simply terrific, i.e. both simple and terrific.Beauty is perceived as truth thanks to el vino. Yeats is saying that's all we know on earth, and all we need to know.The qualities here characterise some of his best poems, especially those of the last period of his life.
short and expansive at the same time....loved is way of expressing....
new poems need new words: beyondtiful
Amen, Sheila......so wonderful!