The Bottle O’ Wine



“I have drunken deep of joy,
And I will taste no other wine tonight.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley


Who would I be

without you?

a question we sometimes ask

but rarely want answered

as long as things are



between us.


It can be an expression of a loss

we never want to experience

an appreciation of a want

to keep

drinking deep

of a love

that grows




the richness that a relationship brings.


It brings a reddish hue

a glow

to our cheeks






“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
― Charles Baudelaire


Years ago

before I met Steve

I spent time

(yearning for the day that we would meet)

at a vineyard

living and breathing

(my own longing for him)

the passion that goes into




You don’t just squeeze grapes

then pour

the juice


a bottle


You plant the seed

which grows into vine

then you nurture that vine

year after year

worrying about the sun


the elements it has

or does not have

like a parent with a child

until it yields


that are full of

your patience

then you pick those

(not the others which are still immature)

and their wise waters

are filtered through

a system which includes

taking long lunches

where people commune with each other

over food

for thought


and soul


you wait

some more

and that’s what you bottle


“There is truth in wine and children.”
― Plato


But the bottle

which now has

a soul within it

still needs a label


allows others to meet it


That’s one of the things which Steve and I do

for a living

as they say…

we design labels

(not the one featured in the photo…

we also do product photography)


wine bottles


our part in that is just the tip


the work

and vision

of many

a soul


“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
― Omar Khayyám


What would I do without you…?


We make the wine


and that is why

this wine bottle is

the next in our Objectivity challenge


Without you

there is



not really

we’re a band


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