[HUMOROUS FIC & POETRY] The Old Soak, and Hail And Farewell by Don Marquis - tg

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Post by TriciaG » August 4th, 2019, 1:21 pm

The Old Soak, and Hail And Farewell by Don Marquis (1878 - 1937).
("Marquis" pronounced "MAR-kwis".)

"Hail and Farewell" is a collection of poems in honour of alcohol, drunkenness, and all things related.

In "The Old Soak", an old codger grumbles and connives to get alcohol in the age of Prohibition. Part is narrative, and part is installments from The Old Soak's papers.

“I'm writing a diary. A diary of the past. A kind of gol-dinged autobiography of what me and Old King Booze done before he went into the grave and took one of my feet with him. In just a little while now there won't be any one in this here broad land of ours, speaking of it geographically, that knows what an old-fashioned barroom was like. They'll meet up with the word, future generations of posterity will, and wonder and wonder and wonder just what a saloon could have resembled, and they will cudgel their brains in vain, as the poet says."

“Have you got any of it written?” we asked him. “Here's the start of it,” said he.

We present it just as the Old Soak penned it.
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Post by KevinS » August 4th, 2019, 1:30 pm

I would like to step up to the bar with section one.
E agora, José?

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Post by silverquill » August 4th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Wall, I'll sidle up beside ye and read Section 2. 8-)
While I'm at it, let me do 7 and 26 as well, just to wet me whistle....

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Post by TriciaG » August 4th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Got 'em. Thanks!
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Post by KevinS » August 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm

silverquill wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Wall, I'll sidle up beside ye and read Section 2. 8-)
While I'm at it, let me do 7 and 26 as well, just to wet me whistle....
Young man, do you have any ID?
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » August 4th, 2019, 1:56 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by TriciaG » August 4th, 2019, 2:09 pm

Well, that was quick!

I was going to tweak you on the pronunciation of Marquis, but then I looked it up. You're right; I was wrong. :oops:

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Post by Anitazz » August 5th, 2019, 10:50 am

Oh, what fun! May I claim sections 24, 25, 31, 34 and 39?
Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » August 5th, 2019, 10:54 am

You may. Have fun! 8-)
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Post by KevinS » August 5th, 2019, 10:59 am

Section 8, please. (I presume you'll want me sober.)
E agora, José?


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Post by TriciaG » August 14th, 2019, 3:56 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 10:59 am
Section 8, please. (I presume you'll want me sober.)
Oops - I didn't see this until now. You're in for 8. And yes, sober please. ;)
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Post by TriciaG » August 14th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Experiences in the Panama Canal Zone during construction: Zone Policeman 88
Humorous Alcohol Fic/Poetry: The Old Soak, and Hail & Farewell
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Post by TriciaG » August 15th, 2019, 5:57 am

Anita - your sections are all PL OK (and well done!). Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » August 15th, 2019, 10:36 am

E agora, José?

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