These poems are protected, Copyright 2002, re-printed with permission.

These poems were written by Jack Keller, author and webmaster of The Winemaking Home Page, and
published in
Short Stuff, Volume I, Issue 5, September 2002, an on-line journal of short-form poetry.

These six poems are each four lines long and reflect the author's love of wine and winemaking.
They are closer to Haiku than traditional Western poetry in that they do not rhyme, but are not
of the 17-syllable Haiku style. Hopefully, they will sing to you anyway.

Six Short Poems
About Wine

by Jack Keller, Jr.


Yeast in honey
brings the mead
to life beyond
the clovered fields


Dandelion petals
orange peel and yeast
trap sunshine in water
as golden wine


Juicy grapes
with sugars laden
ripe for wine
a feast for birds


In shadows now
the vineyard sleeps
on morrow comes
the harvest


I crush the grapes
with purple feet
and wine flows
from their sorrow


I raise my glass
to ideas lost
on foggy nights
when no one listened

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