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Emily Dickinson: “I taste a liquor never brewed”

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!

“I taste a liquor never brewed” by Emily Dickinson. Public Domain.

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This entry was posted on June 2, 2016 by in Opinion Leaders, Poetry and tagged , .
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