good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit,
treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
(1644) by John Milton (1608-1674)
Spilt Wine Publishing Company is part of a larger project which includes the website vintagewinepoems.com and the Vintage Wine Poems Video Channel on
Vimeo. spiltwinebooks.com will be the home for all wholesale activity for our products, including
bulk sales of Bottled Poetry: Verses from
the Vine, an anthology drawn from the pages of vintagewinepoems.com Look for new and exciting developments here in the coming weeks and into the new year.
- S. H. Bass
| Bottled Poetry: Verses from
vinted and bottled by Stephen H. Bass
it started when one of our earliest ancestors emerged from some
forgotten cave grunting praises for the juice of found grapes gone
bad. Ever since, we homo sapiens
have been praising, condemning, defending, and metaphorically using
and abusing wine in our poetry. The wine poem has been around since
the inception of verse, leaving us with a collection of poetry that
represents a virtual history of the poetic arts: from
the lyrics of ancient Greece, accompanied by the ancient lyre, to the
birth of free verse, the “prose poem” – and beyond.
Poetry: Verses From The Vine is
more than a poetic celebration of wine, revelry, and romance, as one
might think when contemplating the concept “wine poem”. Amid the
celebration and revelry, you will
find poems that use wine as metaphors, fingers pointing to sometimes
poignant, sometimes frivolous moons. Partying and parting . . . good
times and bad times . . . love, war, non-violence, and murder . . .
friends, lovers, and family . . . the silly and the profound . . .
the sacred and the profane . . . all somehow linked to a goblet, a
bottle, a vineyard – to wine.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WINE ENTHUSIAST!A MUST ADDITION TO ANY WINE LIBRARY!
|NOW AVAILABLE !
Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: plus Sonnets from the Porte-Cochere by S. H. Bass
| COMING SOON:
THE POETRY OF ANCIENT CHINATHE FLOWERS OF EVIL (Les Fluers Du Mal) by
Early English Translations
featuring the translations of Ezra Pound, Arthur Waley, Amy Lowell, and Shigeyoshi Obata.
PROSE POEMS OF CHARLES BAUDELAIRE