I taste a liquor never brewed,
From tankards scooped in pearl;
They sit beside the moon’s lakes;
Clouds carry me there!
Inebriate of air am I,
And debauchee of dew,
Plying, through endless summer nights,
Those ponds of molten blue.
When the shore-side owners
Turn me out this drunk
Off my ass, butterflies will carry me
To my home, in a beaver’s trunk.
As seraphs swing their starry hats,
And saints to windows run,
This little tippler (me!)
Sleeps gently on a frumgsnd z;sjd.