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8-BALL AT THE TWILITE, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The team of budweiser horses
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


A BALLAD OF AN ANTI-PURITAN, by GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They spoke of progress spiring round
Last Line: Will someone take me to a pub?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chesterton, G. K.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cynicism; Puritans; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


A STORY OFTEN TOLD IN BARS: THE READER'S DIGEST VERSION, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First I was born and it was tough on mom
Last Line: The life that matters not the one I've led
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ALLMAN'S BAR, by TED KENEALLY    Poem Text            
First Line: Come and have a drink at allman's,' said a hard-faced lad from yass
Last Line: "but tonight I shore a thousand while you lads were at the bar."
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Labor & Laborers; Sheep; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Work; Workers


ANOTHER BEER, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first one was for the clock
Last Line: Traveling on its tongue of / all the way home
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ANY NEWS FROM ALPHA CENTAURI, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog suddenly punched the back of his knee with its snout
Last Line: All its doors
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Native Americans; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AT A SEACOAST TAVERN, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: We sat at drinking with our merry host
Last Line: "for honor's sake, for truth and liberty."
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


AT THE TAVERN, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What'll you have, john
Last Line: "of staying too long."
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


AT THE TAVERN, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lilt and a swing
Last Line: For a drink is more kind than a priest.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BACK FROM KINLOCHLEVEN, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The waterworks are finished and the boys have / jacked the shovel
Last Line: But at any rate you'll know them by their curses when in town.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Death; Desolation; Drinks & Drinking; Labor & Laborers; Quarrels; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Dead, The; Wine; Work; Workers; Arguments; Disagreements


BAD NEWS (MCSURLEY'S BAR), by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your flame is married I understand'
Last Line: As we shuffled the cards and played the game.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Card Games; Gambling; Single People; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Playing Cards; Wagering; Betting; Bachelors; Unmarried People


BAR TIME, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In keeping with universal saloon practice
Last Line: The late edition like a flag in his pocket
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BAR XANADU, by LYNDA HULL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A perfect veronica, invisible, scallops air
Last Line: Riffling your skirt in the scent of blood oranges and sweat
Alternate Author Name(s): Wojahn, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Prostitution; Disappointment; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


BEER, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: After the store and the gas station close
Last Line: The movements, and how everything goes together / for hours
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Ale; Wine


BRASHEANNA; SONNETS ON PETER BRASH, A PUBLICAN: 1, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We found him first as in the dells of may
Last Line: Still as we fled, we heard his idiot screech
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BRASHEANNA; SONNETS ON PETER BRASH, A PUBLICAN: 2, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We found him and we lost. The glorious brash
Last Line: In futile anger grinned across the zinc.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BRASHEANNA; SONNETS ON PETER BRASH, A PUBLICAN: 3, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There let us often wend our pensive way
Last Line: Gibbers and gurgles at the shades of men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BRASHEANNA; SONNETS ON PETER BRASH, A PUBLICAN: 4, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! That while the beautiful and strong
Last Line: Should idiot brash go hobbling up to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


BRASHEANNA; SONNETS ON PETER BRASH, A PUBLICAN: 5, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To goodness or greatness: to be good and die
Last Line: Dejects the traveller and collects the crows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


CAFE TORTONI ('81), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edouard manet (solus)
Last Line: I left them—well—a living world!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Food & Eating; France; Restaurants; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Cafes; Diners


DANCING WITH POETS, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The accident' is what he calls the time
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Dancing & Dancers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


DEAD EASY, by J. BARR    Poem Text            
First Line: When bill shakes hands with all the mob
Last Line: "I'm stopping at the pub!"
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


DEATH OF THE KAPOWSIN TAVERN, by RICHARD HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I can't ridge it back again from char
Subject(s): Abandonment; Bars & Bartenders; Decay; Kapowsin, Washington; Desertion; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Rot; Decadence


DECOR, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brown dominates this bar
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Brown (Color); Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


DEER DANCER, by JOY HARJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nearly everyone had left that bar in the middle of winter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Dancing & Dancers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


DIGGER, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Would you believe I went to college? Yeah,
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Prisons & Prisoners; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Convicts


DISCOVERING THE PHOTOGRAPH OF LLOYD, EARL, AND PRISCILLA, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the great discoveries of my middle age
Last Line: Its separate ghost
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cities; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Urban Life


DRAFT OF THE SMOKY LIFE, by FORREST GANDER                Poet's Biography
First Line: As the store windows light up
Last Line: Into the men's room holding hands
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ENCOUNTER IN A LOCAL PUB, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As he looked up from his glass, its quickly melting ice
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Goats; Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


FRAUNCES' TAVERN, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Restore, o thought, whose potent weird
Last Line: The honest love of gallant men!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Fraunces' Tavern, New York City; Memory; New York City - Revolutionary Period; Past; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


GIG AT BIG AL'S, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a special privacy on stage
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


HOUSE OF SILENCE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter sun, golden and tired
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


IN JIMMY'S GRILL, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The girl in blue-jean shorts\
Last Line: Where a beer gut rolls like a melon on the green pool table.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Country Life; Country Music; Sex; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


IOWA BLUES BAR SPIRITUAL, by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little tokyo bar -- / ladies night, smoky gauze balcony, whispering tommy becker
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


JUNGHEIMER'S, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In western fields of corn and northern timber lands
Last Line: Riots.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


KNOWING THE END, by SUSAN WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's like knowing a girl named roxy
Last Line: The climax comes, the screen goes dark
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


LINES ON THE MERMAID TAVERN, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Souls of poets dead and gone
Last Line: Choicer than the mermaid tavern?
Variant Title(s): The Mermaid Tavern
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Poetry & Poets; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


LONG JIM, by R. HOLT    Poem Text            
First Line: We'd made a lively start away when 'mulga' had cut-out
Last Line: "it's time, I think,"" said mayne, ""for us to clear."
Alternate Author Name(s): 6 X 8
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Death; Escapes; Fights; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Dead, The; Fugitives


MINGUS AT THE HALF NOTE, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two dozen bars or so into better get it
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Mingus, Charles (1922-1979); Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


MINGUS AT THE SHOWPLACE, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Jazz; Mingus, Charles (1922-1979); Music & Musicians; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


MULLIGAN'S MARE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, mulligan's bar was the deuce of a place
Last Line: And send you a flyer like mulligan's mare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Horses; Racing; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


NIGHT OUT, by JOY HARJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen you in the palms of my hands
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Native Americans; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


ON GOING TO A TAVERN, by WANG CHI    Poem Text            
First Line: These days, continually fuddled with drink
Last Line: How can I alone remain sober?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wu-kung; Wang Ch'i
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ON THE FALL OF THE MITRE TAVERN IN CAMBRIDGE, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament, lament, ye scholars all
Last Line: But now we'll drink like doctors.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cambridge, England; Fire; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ON THE ROCKS, by PAUL BLACKBURN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ONE MEAT BALL, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You gets no bread with
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


RICH MAN, POOR MAN, by FRANCIS HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, joy that burns in denver tavern
Last Line: But he is back in his own land.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Home; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


SPRING STREET BAR, by MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: And last night a man came in
Last Line: When there had been a sky, to write about the sky
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; New York City; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the runway at the roxy, the drag queen
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Gays & Lesbians; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TAVERN SONG, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winterly weather doth pierce to the skin
Last Line: And ho! For a tankard of ale at the inn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Singing & Singers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


THE BAR-TENDER'S STORY, by DAVID LAW PROUDFIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I knowed him at first there was suthin'
Last Line: And a baby was into the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Arkwright, Pegleg
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Ale; Wine


THE BARKEEPER (A POEM HAPPILY OUT OF DATE), by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The barkeeper -- what fearful heap
Last Line: And him that keeps the door of hell!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Temperance; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Prohibition


THE BARMAID AND THE ALEXANDRITE, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Route 66, a rut of scenery and cigarettes
Last Line: From telluride, to taos, to galisteo.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Stones; Travel; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Granite; Rocks; Journeys; Trips


THE COACHMAN'S YARN, by EDWIN JAMES BRADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This a tale that the coachman told
Last Line: Nimitybell on monaro.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brady, E. J.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cold; Death; Fire; Story-telling; Winter; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Dead, The


THE FALLEN TREE HOTEL, by WILL CARTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the lonesome line of traffic
Last Line: Of the fallen tree hotel.
Alternate Author Name(s): Prooshan, The
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drovers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE GUILE OF DAD MCGINNIS, by W. T. GOODGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When mcginnis struck the mining camp at jamberoora creek
Last Line: "so, good morning, mr kangaroobie riley!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Goodge, William Thomas
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Practical Jokes; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Pranks


THE HARVEST HOME, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: The harvest home's a home indeed
Last Line: Is -- by my soul and body -- ale!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Ale; Wine


THE LANDLORD OF THE BLUE HEN, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, a long time ago, so good stories begin
Last Line: But whatever it was, he was certainly dead!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE MIRACLE, by R. J. CASSIDY    Poem Text            
First Line: Excitement reigned at piker's pub. Even old piker gazed
Last Line: Jamboree joe had ridden by—yes, he had ridden by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilrooney
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


THE NIGHT MAN AT THE BLUE LITE, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Luther benton is talking to his heart again
Last Line: In those golden streets, but luther
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE PASSING OF MALONEY, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the chill of anaemic december when the snow on / the ditchway lay
Last Line: When nature was yelling in anguish and the turbulent tempest was loud.
Subject(s): Anger; Bars & Bartenders; Quarrels; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Arguments; Disagreements


THE PIANO AT RED'S, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a hole called red's saloon
Last Line: Back in red's saloon!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cowboys; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; Pianos; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE REMARKABLE OBJECTIVITY OF YOUR OLD FRIENDS, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We did right by your death and went out
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE STATE OF THE NATION, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Understand that they were sitting just inside the door
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Indifference; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE TAVERN OF THE FOOLS, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew of an honest cleanly inn where men much profit had
Last Line: To hear that cryptic laughter in the tavern of the fools.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Fools; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Idiots


THE YEARS; I.M. CHARLES BUKOWSKI, by ANSELM HOLLO                Poet's Biography
First Line: I met her at the west end bar. I mounted
Last Line: I was a nice guy.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Bukowski, Charles (1920-1994); Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THINGS TO DO IN SALZBURG, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Walk, alone / the narrow lane from st. Peter's
Last Line: As my father.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


VALHALLA INN, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere in valhalla is a double swinging door
Last Line: And trade the purple barroom tales that men tell other men!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Odysseus


VERMONT 'TAVERN STANDS', by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hope our quaint old tavern stands
Last Line: Before a tavern stand.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Public Meetings; Vermont; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons