wine and roses love


Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word wine and roses.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,

    Love and desire and hate:

    I think they have no portion in us after

    We pass the gate.

    They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

    Out of a misty dream

    Our path emerges for a while, then closes

    Within a dream.

    Ernest Dowson (1900) Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam

    A classier version of "Beer and skittles"

    January 31, 2008