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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. Verses on Receiving a Flower from His Mistress
  2. A Pastoral Entertainment
  3. Lisy's Parting with Her Cat
  4. Care of Birds for Their Young
  5. A Nuptial Song


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Henry Pye The Vine ("Like clustering tents upon the embattled mead")
  • Robert Hawker The Vine ("HEARKEN! there is in old MorwennaТs shrine")

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