Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SKY, by RICHARD HENRY STODDARD



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First Line: The sky is a drinking cup
Last Line: By the jewels in the cup!
Subject(s): Sky


THE sky is a drinking-cup,
That was overturned of old,
And it pours in the eyes of men
Its wine of airy gold.

We drink that wine all day,
Till the last drop is drained up,
And are lighted off to bed
By the jewels in the cup!





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