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

II

 7

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

8

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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