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I Taste a Liquor
by Emily  Dickinson

I taste a liquor never brewed
From Tankards scooped in Pearl.
Not all the vats upon the Rhine
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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Poem ID: 339   Poem Posted: 11/21/1997
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