Poems about Drinking

Year

2008
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I went to the worst of bars
hoping to get
killed.
but all I could do was to
get drunk
again.
From "the suicide kid" by Charles Bukowski
Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it--it's the only...
My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath could make a small boy dizzy...
I taste a liquor never brewed (214) by Emily Dickinson
I taste a liquor never brewed—
Deer Hit by Jon Loomis
You're seventeen and tunnel-vision drunk...
Dangerous for Girls by Connie Voisine
It was the summer of Chandra Levy, disappearing...
Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey by Hayden Carruth
Scrambled eggs and whiskey...
When a Woman Loves a Man by David Lehman
When she says margarita she means daiquiri...
Vodka by Joel Brouwer
The Stoli bottle's frost melts to brilliance where I press my...
The Silence by Philip Schultz
You always called late and drunk...
Michael's Wine by Sandra Alcosser
Winter again and we want...
California Plush by Frank Bidart
The only thing I miss about Los Angeles...
Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump by David Bottoms
Loaded on beer and whiskey, we ride...
Homecoming by Robert Lowell
What was is . . . since 1930...
"To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage" by Robert Lowell
The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open...
The Drunken Fisherman by Robert Lowell
Wallowing in this bloody sty...
Days of Me by Stuart Dischell
When people say they miss me...
Driving and Drinking [North to Parowan Gap] by David Lee
North to Parowan Gap...
Fallen Apples by Tom Hansen
Wasps at work in the soft...
Nights by Harvey Shapiro
Drunk and weeping. It's another night...
Joey Awake Now by Glyn Maxwell
Some poems...
The Summer House by Tony Connor
The Danube glitters and toils...
Compulsively Allergic to the Truth by Jeffrey McDaniel
I'm sorry I was late...
Picking Up by Evelyn Duncan
During the depression...