Lines on Ale

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Lines on Ale
by Edgar Allan Poe
Believed to have been written in 1848 at a tavern in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Fill with mingled cream and amber
    I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
    Through the chamber of my brain -
Quaintest thoughts - queerest fancies
    Come to life and fade away;
What care I how time advances?
    I am drinking ale today.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.