by A. Sea Herndon
Pint after pint
after pint after pint
night into day into
day into night
wagers were bet
records be set
“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like the laughing peasant of Italy. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world.”
“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.