Posted: 01 Apr 2017 08:27 PM PDT
A light little Romani Sonnet.
Translated by A.Z. Foreman
A cup of wine does anything you will:
It gives a manly courage to shy men,
And to the weakest man a strength of will.
Wine knocks strong men out cold beyond their ken.
And wine bonds strangers unknown to each other.
They sit as friends, and each one drinks his fill.
With song, wine calls them up to dance together.
A good life, lived with wine, is better still.
Sons and daughters of the sun and earth!
The grape born of the vine has given birth
To wine, to make us happy and at home.
May vineyards never empty of the vine
And may the jug forever fill with wine
To the happiness and health of every Rom.