The Great Work

This is the first in a series of 7 beer-name inspired poems. As you may expect the title to each of the poems will be the name of the beer that inspired them.


We approached the thing
with a respect reserved
for monarchy.

It was simple
nothing more or less
than the sum
of its ample parts
pages bound in leather
with a thick spine
and black letters embossed
over the pattern
of a bird spread-eagle.
At the cover’s center
lay a
simple golden ring.

A symbol within which
(we decided)
the whole world revolved.


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