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In which part of the bottle
Does the fabled truth reside
Top or bottom, a sip or a glass
Or something inbetide
That there is truth in wine
Is not just a saying, alas
I wish I had remembered
Before pouring that final glass

for the dverse quadrille prompt of 4/5/2021: wine
and Day 5 of NaPoWriMo

26 thoughts on “In vino veritas

    • “The Greek expression is quoted by Athenaeus of Naucratis in his Deipnosophistae; it is now traced back to a poem by Alcaeus. Herodotus asserts that if the Persians decided something while drunk, they made a rule to reconsider it when sober.”

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