A rhine-land drinking song

If our own life is the life of a flower
  (And that's what some sages are thinking),
We should moisten the bud with a health-giving flood
  And 'twill bloom all the sweeter--
  Yes, life's the completer
  For drinking,
  and drinking,
  and drinking.

If it be that our life is a journey
  (As many wise folk are opining),
We should sprinkle the way with the rain while we may;
  Though dusty and dreary,
  'Tis made cool and cheery
  With wining,
  and wining,
  and wining.

If this life that we live be a dreaming
  (As pessimist people are thinking),
To induce pleasant dreams there is nothing, meseems,
  Like this sweet prescription,
  That baffles description--
  This drinking,
  and drinking,
  and drinking.

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Eugene Field

Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. more…

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