Sour the boiling honey

lukis421

Senior Member
Polish - Poland
I'm not too sure if I understand this phrase correctly. I think it means that the boys make the boiling honey sour, i.e. 'sour' is used as a verb in this context. Can somebody confirm this or, if I'm wrong, help me work out the meaning of it?

'I see the boys of summer' by Dylan Thomas

<...>
These boys of light are curdlers in their folly,
Sour the boiling honey;
The jacks of frost they finger in the hives;
There in the sun the frigid threads
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Thanks for the answers!
 
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