A poem

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Juice.




Years ago on the slopes of Bordeaux,

grapes_and_glass_imagea harvest in the sun.

Plump purple grapes were flung into crates,

and the ritual had begun.


Trodden and squeezed the juice was released,

a taste of things to come.

Five years to soak in barrels of oak,

the vintner’s task was done.


Finally bottled and labelled and corked,

boxed and sent away.

Then opened and poured, savoured, adored,

on this, its finest day!


Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.



28 thoughts on “A poem

  1. UP Jan 13, 2022 / 13:55

    tres jealous of your poetic ability. good six, painted a scene in rythmic rhyme.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jan 13, 2022 / 14:13

    Nice to see you using your poetic license again. 🙂
    If five years is enough, why is it in books toffs like Lord Peter are always asking for some Chateau XX 100-yr-old vintage?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 14, 2022 / 17:40

      Lord Peter lets it keep on maturing in the bottle, though I’m not sure what century-old wine would taste like!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Frank Hubeny Jan 13, 2022 / 20:55

    Nice transitioning phrase “a taste of things to come” from grape harvest to bottled wine.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jenne49 Jan 14, 2022 / 13:16

    I would comment, but I’m too bust looking for the corkscrew! 😉
    Excellent poem, Keith, that conjures up the atmosphere of the sun and the pleasure.

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  5. Prior... Jan 15, 2022 / 06:33

    Keith, I enjoy your writing so much and remember that each ten I visit your blog

    And in this masterful work I could feel the vineyards- the barrels and then was ready to swirl my own glass of wine to check the legs….

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  6. The Atomic Mage Jan 15, 2022 / 19:33

    Superb poem about a fine wine (and its process) and finally its enjoyment. Bravo et santé!


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