Friday, November 18, 2011

Champagne Flutes

My mother had a set of champagne flutes,
very narrow, which fascinated me because
they filled so quickly, especially

if you filled them with red wine,
which you're not supposed to do, but
if you do they fill up red and

almost instantly,
because they are so narrow, and
the wine is so red. Anger

is like that.


In response to this Morning Porch post.

12 comments:

mm said...

Yup. I like this.

Dale said...

This poem ended up having not a single connection to the Morning Porch post that kicked it off, not in mood, form, or image, which I thought was kind of interesting in itself.

rbarenblat said...

This is one hell of a poem, Dale. What a vivid image, the thin flutes filling with red wine the way my veins fill with anger.

Dave said...

Dale, I'd love this even if I couldn't take credit at some level for sparking it. Smorgasblogging..

Zhoen said...

(o)

JMartin said...

Spare, with a narrow viper's bite. Boy do I owe you an extensive email on Opening the World.

The Poet's Lizard said...

Woah! Fantastic poem! It ends on the brink of explosion.

Kathleen said...

Oh, yes. Exactly. But now I want some champagne.

There IS red wine in the house. And a champagne flute. But I dare not, dare not.

Jayne said...

Oh. I'll never be able to drink another champagne flute of red without thinking of this poem. Not that I've ever have red wine from a champagne flute. But now, well, now I'm tempted. ;)

marly youmans said...

A shout like a shot... One thing making another look sharper and crisper...

I dunno, there is a link. It's just deep down.

Personalized Wine Glasses said...

Champagne glasses, or champagne flutes, are normally made from glass, crystal or leaded crystal and may have engraving on the bowl. Although they are available in colored glass as well, it is recommended that glasses have a clear bowl on them so the consumer can visually inspect the wine.

Personalized Wine Glasses said...

Although champagne flutes are available in a wide variety of sizes, one size is considered ideal according to the Union of Champagne Houses: The glass's total height should be between 7 to 8 inches, the bowl's height should be approximately 4 inches and the stem 3 to 4 inches tall.