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Old 05-01-2010, 02:52 AM
The Bith Shuffle The Bith Shuffle is offline
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Where did Yeats say "wine enters through the mouth, love, the eyes"?

I remember hearing that Yeats once said something like this:

"Wine enters through the mouth,
Love, the eyes.
I raise the glass to my mouth,
I look at you,
I sigh."

Did he say this? If so, where did he say this?
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:13 AM
TheChileanBlob TheChileanBlob is offline
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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.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and sigh."
— William Butler Yeats
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:15 AM
Bridget Burke Bridget Burke is offline
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He wrote it. "A Drinking Song" is available here, among other places.

Quote:
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 sigh.
Just a standalone, not part of a long poem or one of his plays.

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