Late Harvest Watch

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The Spring was very promising
And ushered in a glorious Summer
But after the Assumption things fell apart
With random opposition;
Grapes swollen with goodness
Were blighted by August frost
And battered by hailstones
The size of a cochonnet
The sad Sémillon survivors clung limply
To their trellises throughout September
And soon succumbed to botrytis
Which turned their smooth plumpness
Into shrivelled witchy raisins;
A few ancients recalled
A similar doomed millésime
In nineteen fourteen
On the eve of war
And cautiously
The damaged crop was harvested
Between the feasts of Pélagie and Elodie
Grape by grape
The gnarled winemen
Inhaled the odour of sweet corruption
Then hid the sticky victims
In cobwebbed corners of neglected chais
Where a lustrum's tender magic transformed
The rotting ruination into sweet nectar
An ambrosial victory
Snatched from the jaws of defeat


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What drugs do you take, Mr Bear? :lol:
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What drugs do you take, Mr Bear? :lol:
la camé est un jeu de nigaud



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