Before going out today I sat down and read the section “Wine” from Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire. Interesting section to say the least and short. I particularly liked this part at the beginning of “The Soul Of The Wine”,
sang by night in its bottles: ‘Dear mankind — dear and disinherited! Break the seal of scarlet wax that darkens my glass jail, and I shall bring you light and brotherhood!
Such a lovely way to think of the effects of wine. How wonderfully it smooths out the evils of life with bacchian joys.
A little while later I went to the local Goodwill to check out some of the deals and lo and behold I actually found a book worth getting (never do I find anything there), The Wine Bible by Karen McNeil (26-Mar-2002) Paperback.
Strange Coincidence? I can’t say but I have this kind of stuff happen all the time. Can’t wait to read through it though.
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Have you read The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam? It utilizes an extended metaphor about wine and the intoxication effects as getting closer to the divine. I wouldn’t be surprised if you come across a slim edition of that poem at the Goodwill…
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No I haven’t read that, though I know of it. I will have to see if I can find a copy of that.
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