Ode to Wine

Vino Blanco, 40" x 24", mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2014, $1,500
Vino Blanco, 40" x 24", mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2014, $1,500

Vino Blanco, 40″ x 24″, mixed media on canvas, Available

Ode To Wine, by Pablo Neruda

Day-colored wine,
night-colored wine,
wine with purple feet
or wine with topaz blood,
wine,
starry child
of earth,
wine, smooth
as a golden sword,
soft
as lascivious velvet,
wine, spiral-seashelled
and full of wonder,
amorous,
marine;
never has one goblet contained you,
one song, one man,
you are choral, gregarious,
at the least, you must be shared…

Vino Rojo, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 40" x 24", ©2014, $1,500

Vino Rojo, mixed media on canvas, 40″ x 24″, Available

A jug of wine, and thou beside me
in the wilderness,
sang the ancient poet.
Let the wine pitcher
add to the kiss of love its own.

My darling, suddenly
the line of your hip
becomes the brimming curve
of the wine goblet,
your breast is the grape cluster,
your nipples are the grapes,
the gleam of spirits lights your hair,
and your navel is a chaste seal
stamped on the vessel of your belly,
your love an inexhaustible
cascade of wine,
light that illuminates my senses,
the earthly splendor of life…

I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.

Drink it,
and remember in every
drop of gold,
in every topaz glass,
in every purple ladle,
that autumn labored
to fill the vessel with wine;
and in the ritual of his office,
let the simple man remember
to think of the soil and of his duty,
to propagate the canticle of the wine.

3 Comments

  1. Karen Day says:

    I love your paintings and the micture of thoughts and poetry. It’s all so heartfelt!!

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