ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Music and Wine

Updated on May 27, 2013
The Lute Player - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
The Lute Player - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

If music be the food of love,

Then play on and bring all bells and harps

And sweet and dulcet flutes to me,

That I may listen to the sweetest tones my ear can hear.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Bacchus
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Bacchus

Yet your lips, my dearest love, speak sweeter sounds

Than any instrument can sing;

Their taste, the most delightful

Of wines that ever filled a cup,

Harvest - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Harvest - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

And I must needs enjoy them while I may.

Lest you withdraw the flask and turn away.

Come! Let us drink our fill and drink once more;

Together sip and drain the draught from where it lies;

For on the morrow, rising with the sun,

Perchance your lips and blessed cheek

Be gone away… or worse, in time’s rough hand,

Be turned to sere and withered leaves before my eyes.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • kallini2010 profile image


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Ian, I came back to this hub because of the new comments, and I noticed that I was talking about my liking a song and my agony of not being able to find it.

      I don't remember if I told you, but I found it soon enough. Ironically, it is another by Marc Anthony (yes, the one full of ego) and it is call "It was worth it".

      I hope the trouble you went through with this hub was "worth it".

      I am not going to send you a song because you have trouble opening them, I will just give you the name and if you ever have a chance to listen, you will hear the emotion even without understanding lyrics.


      "Valió La Pena" by Marc Anthony

      Looking into your eyes my why's are answered.

      I become inspired by your words and my home is on your skin.

      What tender love, my devotion, you came to be my religion,

      My sweet emotion,

      I regret nothing.


      It was worth it, what was necessary to be with you, my love.

      You are a blessing.

      The hours and the life by your side, girl,

      Are there to be lived but by your way.


      Because it was worth it, it was worth it...


      Talk about music...

    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Thank you, Maggie-May. if you had realise the trauma and drama went into the "publishing" of that one you would have said. "Give it a rest. Move on." but stubborn is my middle name and... Oops! My middle name is Hugh. Never mind; you get my drift.

    • Maggie-May profile image

      Nadine M AuCoin 

      7 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Very nice, very nice indeed!


    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Hi Sunnie. I thought you had read everything I have written. This was a poem that just happened to take a life of its own one evening when Svetlana and I had been discussing something. I liked it and thought it would be nice as a hub. But the dreaded Hub Police said I had plagiarised it and "Unpublished it". Their reason is because it had appeared in the comment box between me and Svetlana. Grrr!

      It took a couple of weeks for them to let me publish it as a hub.

      Glad you liked it.


    • profile image

      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful poem..gentle and sweet..I loved it.

    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Kevin, I thought about you today when I went to Surrey University to take my friend back after the weekend, and passed the BBC film studios. They are always closed when I go, as it is the weekend, usually, But apparently they are part of the Department (or School) of the Performing Arts, and off limits for the Hoi Poloi. So my little plan came to nought.

    • KKalmes profile image


      7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Thank you, my dear Ian... thank you!

    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      And without being trite, Love is Music.

    • kallini2010 profile image


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Losers... I don't know...

      The song, if I ever find it (I will), I will send it to you. We finished the lesson yesterday and it was the first time I was at that studio and the song (the one I was looking for) was playing - so I started moving around a bit and one of the guys asked "Would you like to dance?"

      It was so unexpected - to dance in a studio, full of light - in contrast to a club - where everything is dimly lit - and we were dancing and he was singing. I should have asked him - the Mexican one, but I was somewhat disoriented.

      Did he want to dance because he wanted? Or because he wanted to be a gentleman?

      The more songs I know, the more keep coming up...

      And you can never repeat it too many times -

      music is the food of love,

      Music is love. Music is Love.

    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Some day (unless it exists already) there will be a program on the internet whereby one taps out a simple tune on a cuber keyboard and the Google algorithm (or whatever they want t to call it, will be able to recognise the tune immediately and take you to it. I just think you would need to know the basics of time and not whack out a string of crotchets with no breaks, and you will have your elusive tune at your eardrums; if not your fingertips.

      I know what you mean about people who cannot relate to music, and aren't moved by it. they are the losers. It must be a very monochrome existence, aurally.

    • kallini2010 profile image


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Ian, you are too kind. There is nothing special in my comment. In fact, I do dislike my writings lately - I think they "scream" for improvement. And the quote - when I first read it - I realized I would never be able to forget it.

      There is a song that I like - it is Salsa or at least there is a Salsa version - more likely than not originally it was not Salsa, it sounds very dramatic. Of course, not knowing the name is really helpful in finding it.

      So it tried to find it - but without success. There was a similar story with the song "Ahora Quien?" / "Now Who?" by Marc Anthony. I told the story to the guy who was dancing to the song that I was looking for. So, since we did not find "my" song, I asked him whether he knew "Ahora Quien". He said he did not listen to Marc Anthony out of principle. What principle would be that? "The guy is full of ego". It is a very good song - ego or no ego, what it had to do with that?

      So, the resume. The dancer does not understand Spanish (understandable enough), but music does not move him at all. I looked at him as if he lacked something important in his life. How can you remain indifferent to such emotions?

      To me it is such coldness.

    • Twilight Lawns profile imageAUTHOR

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Great comment, Svetlana. I love it when you comment so well.

      A friend of mine was just passing as I opened it earlier, and I pointed it out (Your comment,; not the hub) and she said something like, "Intelligent person, and she quotes Nietzsche correctly, with the correct relevance".

      I love the idea of you doing the Tango. If you could get a chance, watch one of my favourite film, Evita, with Madonna and Antonio Benderas. The Tango sequences are stunning. They look so earthy, so visceral, so genuine.

    • kallini2010 profile image


      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Ian, it is finalmente and perhaps "finita la comedia".

      Strangely, the day of your debut (the final one) coincided with my first Tango practice. In that discussion about Toronto being El Toro and me liking Tango, you suggested that I wasted no time going for Tango.

      Today was the day - it felt ... oh, ... I wish I was tanguera my whole life.

      I wish we could drink to that - but I cannot - I suffer from migraines lately.

      You wrote a beautiful poem and you made an exquisite presentation and I don't have to remind you why it is special for me.

      "If music be the food of love"

      Music is indeed Love for me -

      Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)