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December 19, 2011 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Wine Poetry: Wallace Stevens vs. Jonny Cigar

Tea
By Wallace Stevens

When the elephant’s-ear in the park
Shrivelled in frost,
And the trees on the paths
Ran like rats,
Your lamp-light fell
On shining pillows,
Of sea-shades and sky-shades,
Like umbrellas in Java.

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Wine
By Jonny Cigar

When the Cabernet-Sauvignon in the valley
Shrivelled in sunlight,
And the drunks in the bike paths
Peddled in flats,
Your flash-light fell
On fermenting must,
Of grape-shades and barrel-shades,
Like ice-cubes in wine.