The Grain of Bacchus’ Barrels’ Wood.


Subliminal symbolism signals a system.

Æ am speaking to the diatribe diabolique: écoute et répète

The Magical Mythical Pantheon

that is comprised of we

who did so fascinate

the Fruedian’s preoccupation (with classifications)

such that he be’termed us the afflicted handle of

the polymorphous perverse.

But, hey-

T(he)y be sleeping monkeys. They pay for what they get. And they just come to get off.


Levy (one of Dionysus’ favorite lushes) best put it: I like the wine not the label.

You say:

I wasn’t going to ask

if you drink red, white, rosé et al., rose-cheeked dummy.

I’ve a wine for your tasting, if you like.

I reply:

For your offer, I thank you, kindly;


is it a finished wine or unfinished

that you would proffer?

Blind tasting from bottle sitting uncorked behind the bar?

Or, a sip of the batching directly from aging barrel?

Illicit thrill of an invitation

to steal a sample

from a cask

down in


past your

your cellar


Alliance of the invited Thief.

You tell me of

a wine undergoing Vintification.

Alchymícal process of Fermentation.


All chemical.

I tell you that

I’m no hard scientist.

But I do know the Tao of Wissen’s Chraft.

Oft mispronounced as wissenshcaft and mistaken for

(another way to refer, too)

western Science.

I’m no fellow-follower of the standardized scientific paradigm.

Because I cannot be; I tried.

But of Wissen’s Chraft I could give a master class.

So, for the purposes of this moment, so made by your offer,

let me endeavor to practice this art of oenology.

I will make -logia of vintner and the

Tao of his crafty method.

But hear me: I am no viticulturist.

Author: writtencasey

I am fascinated by the scientific endeavor and I read about or engage with those processes as much as possible. I am a compulsive reader and writer. With a background in anthropology and as an arm-chair/backyard scientist, I hope to improve my writing skills and learn about any areas of weakness or misunderstanding in my analytic skills. I am excited to share. Thank you for spending time here. Please reach out if you are so inclined. I'd be excited to hear from you.

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