Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: “This One’s On Me” (posted by Paul)
We are of course a pub where only virtual drinks are drunk and where the the real selection on offer is the talent of the group to create word wizardry from any prompt.
So what if we combine those two. Poems and drink? Now before you rush off to get tipsy, (although that could make for an interesting prompt!) what I mean is let us tonight bring poems to the pub about drinking. There have been such prompts in the past in various guises so I would like you to be creative with your words.
Our task this evening is then crystal clear. Pen a poem about drinking and be as creative as you wish with the word. Drinking also offers up some fabulous verbage for us to play with. Feel free to slurp me a sonnet, guzzle me a ghazal or chug me a chanso.
Of course the drink need not be alcoholic nor even drink right? We are after all poets!!
On a summer evening outdoors in the garden
a couple drank Absinthe in metal glasses.
The cold devilish drink made them ardent
Though she felt heat, it was not from flashes.
Becoming tipsy, they laughed quite loudly
Causing nearby patrons to glance their way.
The couple was drawing a crowd, you see.
Slowly evening darkness consumed the day.
After a while, and applause, they staggered off
and what happened next was anyone’s guess.
He woke with a ring on his finger–the fourth
she awoke on the floor next to her dress.
The moral: don’t drink Absinthe with abandon
or your future will be one you had no hand in.