Thursday, December 31, 2009

Be Drunk....

Here is a poem my sister gave me many years ago that I have always liked:

Be Drunk...

You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be

And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of
a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again,
drunkenness already diminishing or gone, as the wind, the wave,
the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything
that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is
singing, everything that is speaking...ask what time it is and
wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be
drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be
continually drunk! On wine, poetry or on virtue as you wish."

--Charles Baudelaire

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!


  1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog in 2009
    Come back any time you're welcome!

    I also want to wish you beautiful and Happy New Year 2010 !