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|Circuit II - (11) I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed (J-0214) (F-0207)|
(1) I taste a liquor never brewed,
From tankards scooped in pearl;
(2) Not all the vats upon the Rhine
Yield such an alcohol!
(3) Inebriate of air am I,
And debauchee of dew,
(4) Reeling, through endless summer days,
From inns of molten blue.
(5) When landlords turn the drunken bee
Out of the foxglove's door,
(6) When butterflies renounce their drams,
I shall but drink the more!
(7) Till seraphs swing their snowy hats,
And saints to windows run,
(8) To see the little tippler
Leaning against the sun!
~ Emily Dickinson
|Commentary adapted from Emily Dickinson's Poems & Letters|
"I can wade grief, whole pools of it I'm used to that.
least push of joy breaks up my feet, and I tip drunken."
~ (J-0251) (F-0312)
|(2) "Many cross the Rhine in this cup of mine." ~ (J-0123) (F-0107)|
"A flask of dew a bee or two
a breeze |
a caper in the trees and I'm a rose!" ~ (J-0019) (F-0025)
"Write me how many notes there be In the new Robin's ecstasy|
among astonished boughs how many trips the Tortoise makes
how many cups the Bee partakes, the Debauchee of Dews!"
~ (J-0128) (F-0140)
"Drunkards of summer are quite as frequent as drunkards|
of wine, and the bee that comes home sober is the butt
of the clover." ~ (L #838)
"Oh, sacrament of summer days
Oh, last communion in the|
haze, permit a child to join!" ~ (J-0130) (F-0122)
"His oriental heresies exhilarate the bee . . . intoxicated|
with the peace surpassing revelry, he spends the evening of his
days in blissful revery, recounting nectars he has known."
~ (J-1526 alternate version) (F-1562)
"The bees, from clover rows|
their hock, and sherry, draw." ~ (J-0134) (F-0092)
"We Bee and I live in the quaffing 'Tisn't all hock|
with us, life has its ale." ~ (J-0230) (F-0244)
"Thank her dear power for having come. An|
avalanche of sun!" ~ (L #755)
(1-8) (Emily Dickinson's Brandy Fruitcake Recipe)|
2 pounds Flour
5 pounds Raisins
1 1/2 Currants
1 1/2 Citron
1/2 pint Brandy
2 Nutmegs [teaspoons]
5 teaspoons Cloves Mace Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Soda
Beat Butter and Sugar together
Add Eggs without beating and beat the mixture again
Bake 2 1/2 or three hours, in Cake pans,
or 5 to 6 hours in Milk pan, if full
~ (L #835a)
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