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THE VINES THAT MISSED THE BEES, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, when I saw the tears upon your vines
Last Line: They missed the honeyed music he has caught.
Subject(s): Rucellai, Giovanni (1475-1525); Vines & Vineyards


(TO COUNT COSIMO RUCELLAI OF FLORENCE WITH A COPY OF HIS ANCESTOR GIOVANNI RUCELLAI'S POEM "THE
BEES")

ONCE, when I saw the tears upon your vines
You told me they were "weeping" -- but for what?
I find their secret in your kinsman's lines:
They missed the honeyed music he has caught.





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