Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:46 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Days of wine and roses
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 7:50 am 
Offline
New member
New member

Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2002 7:46 am
Posts: 2
What poet wrote the poem that includes the phrase, "days of wine and roses?" I think that "gone with the wind" also comes from one of his poems.

Thanks for your help. 8)

Eldeberry1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 9:35 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2002 5:35 am
Posts: 1607
The days of wine and roses comes from the Ernest Dowson poem Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam:

http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetr ... /Vitae.htm

Gone with the wind is from Dowson's poem Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae:

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/1324/dowson.htm

Both poems have connections to Horace's Odes.

And, of course, they are both movie titles. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: days of wine and roses
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 10:15 am 
Offline
New member
New member

Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2002 7:46 am
Posts: 2
Thanks for the reply. It was driving me nuts. Also in Non Sum Etcetera, there is a line that I think inspired a song. Do you know what?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 9:10 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2002 3:01 pm
Posts: 1681
Y'all might find this webpage interesting. Couldn't figure out who put it together. I found it to be informative and entertaining.
Horace and Roman poetry
http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris ... eOdes.html


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dorbweeds and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group