My Cart 


Cup of Life
Diane Arkenstone


Wine, beautiful child of the earth, we salute you
Earth and sun contained in a cup
Of ruby, topaz and light
Velvet, loving and strong
Giver of life, friends and joy
Gift of heaven that lights the soul
We thank you.

This poem first appeared in ARTS Obispo (2018).
Used here with the author’s permission.


Diane Arkenstone is a recording artist who lives on California's Central Coast. She wrote her first song at the age of three, and picked up her first guitar at the age of seven. Learn more about her at




Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Love "Earth and sun contained in a cup..."
Posted 03/03/2019 10:57 PM
In vino, veritas!
Posted 03/03/2019 10:09 AM
michael escoubas:
Wonderful take on one of life's simple pleasures. Thank you, Diane!
Posted 03/03/2019 08:18 AM

Contents of this web site and all original text and images therein are copyright © by Your Daily Poem. All rights reserved.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Purchasing books through any poet's Amazon links helps to support Your Daily Poem.
The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, stored, altered, adapted,
or otherwise used in any way without the express written permission of the owner.