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Invoke the Wrath of Bacchus (For Vodka's Sake)

April 9, 2011
By jaywritespoetry SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
jaywritespoetry SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
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"I have sinned for I have loved and I have loved for I have sinned",
Cries this bleating, beating flesh of mine.
As bleating, beating red as wine - AMONTILLADO!
Amontillado! A casket of a cask! Wept Fortunato,
"A casket for the dead."

Insanity knows Poe,
Insanity knows Woe.

Dionysus, I beg'd thou attend me,
Good friend, my cask is yarely emptied.
And of my casket, speaketh not,
For tonight, bestirred, mine liver rot.

The author's comments:
Okay, so explanation may be in order... The poem will certainly make more sense if you read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. Also, Bacchus is the Roman God of wine and intoxication and Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, ritual madness, and ecstasy. Oh yeah, and there's a bit of Shakespearean English in there for those who'd appreciate it.

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