Tuesday, October 12, 2010

One Shot Wednesday....




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Eiswein!
Blood of Dionysus.
Whilst your clustered brethren have long since
been gathered, pressed, vatted, and Swilled.
You are still clinging to that frosted vine!
Standing a lonely vigil...
Waiting to wither
Waiting to freeze.
But from that icy raison explodes...AMBROSIA!
The ultimate gift from Mother Nature...
To her very undeserving offspring.

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Originally published as a Flash 55 back in 08,
I tweaked it just a bit for One Shot Wednesday!
If you have any poetry or prose on your mind.
Publish it on your post, and go visit.....Here!

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

what a gift...we have a grape vine out back, hough i have never turned it into vino...i love to squish them between my teeth and let their juices run...nice one g!

ChrisJ said...

I will be back for FFF55 in December.

Thom said...

Damn I had to get my Oxford out for this. Ohh the grapes of wrath. Hell I don't even know what saying. Aloha.

Me said...

Not a fan of the ice wine, way too sweet for my taste. BUT your verse was perfect. :)
-C

Mary said...

Ah, if you are talking about the German Eiswein, I am not a fan!!(I'm with ME on that.) Other German wine, bring it on!

KB said...

I prefer a good red but you already knew that :) Nice One Shot my friend. I'm hoping to have a 55 by Friday, I've been a little slack!

secret agent woman said...

I'm going to have to leave you to it - I can only drink the dry wines.

Steve said...

Mmmm. . . wine. Love the word choices and celebratory tone of this.

Serena said...

Woe is me, I'm not much of a wine drinker. Nice verse, though.:)

Millie said...

I love this one! If only I had those grapes, I'd start a new batch of wine!

Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/one-shot-wednesday-week-15/

Ben Langhinrchs said...

I like this ode to grapes, soon to become... ambrosia.

Cloudia said...

Such a convivial host!




Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

PattiKen said...

Oh, Galen! Can I come over? Please? I love Eiswein!

Those lonely grapes left behind to shiver in the cold hold sweetness the chosen ones could only hope to have.

TALON said...

Ice Wine! Yes! A fabulous dessert wine and a gabulous poem, G-Man. Cheers! Having just celebrated the Grape and Wine Festival in the Niagara Region, this poem is perfect.

Mind you, I'm being a bit disloyal as it's Oktoberfest here in our region and it's all about the steins right now! :)

dustus said...

Your poetically tweaked 55 rocks! I am a bit surprised you didn't have a picture of feet squishing the grapes. lol Seriously, enjoying your work, G.

Dianne said...

why are the grapes frosted? here in wine country, the grapes are warm and the sugars' almost ready.
almost shakespearian, Gman, thou dost imbibest with the gods.
uugh!
Di

Jannie Funster said...

Never drink the stuff. :)

xo

Mona said...

I want to eat those frozen grapes!

Shrinky said...

Very eloquently penned! Love the photographs, too. I keep promising myself to make wine from our grapes, but I usually end up just juicing them, instead.

Claudia said...

i love wine...not icewine though...just way too sweet for me...
great one shot galen! see u on friday!

Eric Alder said...

Nicely tweaked One Shot, G-Man!

S said...

..of course I thought of you when I made that post. Didja want me asking you for a pedicure outright?
LOL
I also thought of you because you are Mr Nostalgia! Can't I be mysterious?

:P

r3m3mb3rm3 said...

in the house i used to live there was a grape vine in the backyard :)
but im to young to drink

Caty said...

mmm...you have me wanting to try this "frozen" wine. sounds yummy :) Great one shot!

moondustwriter said...

never tried it but I enjoyed the poetry that the ambrosia evoked.

Thanks G for being part of One Shot

Moonie Smiles

lime said...

i do recall you instructing us in the ways of the eiswein. i have yet to taste any though!

Sender D. said...

Divine. Nice one shot. Love and Light, Sender