Chateau Musar inspires poetic tribute

Vineyards in the Bekaa Valley Credit: Chateau Musar

Vineyards in the Bekaa Valley
Credit: Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar
We are inoculated to resist.’ ~ Serge Hochar

The shade of the pergola,
the safest of vineyards, brings
no ripeness to this land.

To be rooted here
is to squat low
yet remain upstanding,

to know that each
juice-taut grape, each
cluster bunch held

is as permeable as skin
yet more symbolic,
that resilience has

no temperature,
survival no sun
except the oldest one.

Reproduced here by kind permission of Edward Ragg and Cinnamon Press

3 Responses to “Chateau Musar inspires poetic tribute”

  1. Qin says:

    I LOVE it.

  2. Zhuocheng says:

    Without knowing the background, we can feel the “fragility and survival” in the poem.

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