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So, a poet walks into a bar…

photo by de jackson

De here (aka WhimsyGizmo), and today I’d like us to mix our muses up a bit by throwing some pub and drinking terms in the blender:

shaken           stirred          rum          sour          whiskey        last call
elixir        on the rocks      straight up        twist        round         chaser
back        dirty          proof         tumbler           three sheets to the wind
tie one on         shots         hammered       tipsy           hair of the dog
absinthe          vesper        tonic          kamikaze         spritzer
tie one on       liquid courage       name your poison       drown your sorrows
wet your whistle


Ah, but here’s the kicker: try to use these words in ways that have nothing to do with the bar scene, alcohol, or drinking. Use as many as you like; pour your poem as tall, short or neat as you like, and come back for another round.

And if none of these words or phrases speak to you, go prohibition on us: write anything you want. Just make it short enough to fit on a cocktail napkin. (Keep it at 33 words or less.)

And hey, if you’ve got a great bar term from your corner of the world, add it to our list in the comments. Or share with us your favorite drinking song. Or just request some kind of libation that might get your muse movin’. I pour a mean chai tea.

Cheers, and happy writing to all.

(You know the drill. Post your poem on your blog. Link up to Mr. Linky below. Read some other amazing poets’ poems. Repeat.)

More fun stuff here. And here.