One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor .


The drink

Magritte used to sing rude French songs with
A cigarette husky voice, a sociable girl then
Loved by many, yesterday I saw her coming
Out of a low life bar, a dive her once radiant
Face was bloated, rhinoceros hips and ankle
Swelling like grey dough over her high heeled
shoes, forty seven but looks harrowing more
I loved that woman once, still do, booze took
her away from me, in her ruined face I can
see her grace and in some strange way I love
her more today than when I was young, but
I stay away if she sees me she will feel agony
and I may not be able to hide my shock of
what she has become, this suffering bride
wedded to a master that knows no charity

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Poetry and Alcohol
Jan Oskar Hansen

© 2006

foto – brunswick heads hotel 2008 december

Charles E. Wilson. Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.


Two things stand like stone.

Kindness in another’s trouble,

Courage in your own.

Gordon, Adam Lindsay, 1833-1870

foto – stepping stones and rocks at bilambil cottage dec 2008.

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.

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Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man.  Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration.  A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar. Willa Sibert Cather

foto – thinking things over 2009 ulmarra