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Emily Dickinson - We -- Bee and I -- live by the quaffing

We -- Bee and I -- live by the quaffing --
'Tisn't all Hock -- with us --
Life has its Ale --
But it's many a lay of the Dim Burgundy --
We chant -- for cheer -- when the Wines -- fail --

Do we "get drunk"?
Ask the jolly Clovers!
Do we "beat" our "Wife"?
I -- never wed --
Bee -- pledges his -- in minute flagons --
Dainty -- as the trees -- on our deft Head --

While runs the Rhine --
He and I -- revel --
First -- at the vat -- and latest at the Vine --
Noon -- our last Cup --
"Found dead" -- "of Nectar" --
By a humming Coroner --
In a By-Thyme!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 230. We -- Bee and I -- live by the quaffing
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 20 2013

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 19th, 2010 at 4:33 PM.

At heart I am a reveller, like the bee.

frumpo from United States

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