Wormwood-laced wine I leave to the Gallic,
My soul’s true passion is sobriety.
My drunkenness is rooted in Orphic
Harmonies, which lead me to sublimity….
Grab now your gold-embossed cannikins
And be you merry with Shiraz wine.
Fraternal ones, my adorable kins;
Let’s drink this blood-red amaranthine
Juice, whose glowing splendour glistens with life….