"Bacchus Wiht Attendant Putti" by Baldassarre Franceschini‘Rioja Wine’ by Lawrence Jones The Society October 24, 2017 Culture, Poetry 2 Comments Rioja is a land of wine. It’s famous in both fact and fable. It’s really not okay to dine Without a bottle of that fine Rioja beverage on your table! Now, it is red, full-bodied, sweet, A wine that’s either old or young. For young, the price cannot be beat, But none with old can e’er compete; Long has its praise been justly sung! So when you next enjoy a meal At some lovely outdoor cafe, No matter if it’s fish or veal, Just add Rioja’s best. You’ll feel Whole and complete at end of day! The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jones is a retired Presbyterian minister and secondary school teacher. He served churches in Pennsylvania and on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was the chaplain of the Mercersburg Academy in south-central Pennsylvania. He and his wife retired to Vermont two years ago. This immediate past summer, he and his grad school roommate hiked the 500 miles of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. This poem is from that experience. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 2 Responses james October 25, 2017 Yay Reply Nathan October 27, 2017 Fun and charming! Makes me want to open a bottle myself! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.