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Poem by James Thomson

The Vine

THE wine of Love is music,
   And the feast of Love is song:
And when Love sits down to the banquet,
   Love sits long:

Sits long and arises drunken,
   But not with the feast and the wine;
He reeleth with his own heart,
   That great, rich Vine. 

James Thomson

James Thomson's other poems:
  1. The Four Seasons. Summer
  2. Sheep-Sheering
  3. A Nuptial Song
  4. A Pastoral Entertainment
  5. Lines on Marle Field

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Henry Pye The Vine ("Like clustering tents upon the embattled mead")

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