WINE FROM THESE GRAPES
“And souvenirs from Macy’s—
To commemorate the rainy day when
Her & I fled a time-burdened home
to seek you out—at Macy’s.
Wine from these grapes—the
rich red seal of sacrifice—the bodily
suffering of you which re-created in
me a new soul strength—all
because of your experience at Macy’s.
Let us give thanks for Macy’s.
Since “poetry is the synthesis of
hyacinths and biscuits”!
A 1935 copy of Wine From These Grapes by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Found in the O Street Mansion, DC. March 2007.