Under The Volcano
The annals of history and of literature are rich with evocations of drinking and drunkeness: from the Sumerians (whose Ninkasi was the goddess of alcohol) to the ancient Egyptians (surviving 18th dynasty texts mourn the time when, due to old age or death, a person is unable to drink); from the Hebrews ( Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging Proverbs 20:1) to the Greeks (who created a god, Dionysus, just for sauce-monkeys); from Petronius to Rabelais to Villon to Rimbaud to Dylan Thomas to Kingsley Amis to Mowbray: mankind has always enjoyed its gargle.
Drinking has been hymned by Nordic skalds, Welsh bards, Irish ollaves, cavalier poets, Restoration poets, Georgian poets, Victorian poets, Modernists, Surrealists, Futurists, Dadaists and doggerelists.
I want you to follow in the grand tradition: take up thy cup and lurch. Give us some verse on the demon drink.