Quarantine Quatrains: a little celebration of wine

A peot-theologian’s celebration of wine.
Not for tea-totallers. What do they know? 🙂

Malcolm Guite

I recently posted the full text of my Quarantine Quatrains, a response to the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,  but I said that I would also post some of the individual sections, for those who may not have leisure for the whole thing. And so, to cheer us up on yet another lock-down Monday I thought I’d share this little encomium and meditation on wine, in earnest of the day when we really can raise a glass together!

As always you can hear me read the poem by clicking on the ‘play’ button or the Roman numeral



I think of old Khayyam who ‘stood before

The tavern shouting open up the door’

And wish I might carouse the night with him

Alas that such carousals are no more


I’ll keep the rules my country has imposed

My life, like my small garden, is enclosed,

But still…

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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