Poetry: I taste a liquor never brewed by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson.

Everyone knows that most great poets were also very good drinkers. So it is high time to share some of their creations. From time to time we’ll bring you poems on drinking, odes to booze and adventures under intoxication. This time we bring you the creation of a woman. The American Emily Dickinson, who lived in the 19th century, came up with this amazing poem called I taste a liquor never brewed.

I taste a liquor never brewed (Emily Dickinson)

I taste a liquor never brewed
From Tankards scooped in Pearl
Not all the Frankfort Berries
Yield such an Alcohol!

Inebriate of air am I
And Debauchee of Dew
Reeling thro’ endless summer days
From inns of molten Blue

When “Landlords” turn the drunken Bee
Out of the Foxglove’s door
When Butterflies renounce their “drams”
I shall but drink the more!

Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats
And Saints to windows run
To see the little Tippler
Leaning against the sun!

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