Poetry Friday ~ Drink & Me

4 Oct
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Hello, everyone! Today is National Vodka Day, National Body Language Day, and World Smile Day. So, I thought I’d combine all three in my poem. Today’s poetry form is called a Shadorma.

The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of a stanza of six lines (sestet)  with no set rhyme scheme. It is a syllabic poem with a meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Drink with me
Tantalize your tongue
Then kiss me
and hold me
You’re the book I long to read
A story of love

Wet your lips
with your sweet cocktail
Drink to life
Drink to love
Let your sexy body show
You want me the most

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I hope you enjoyed the Shadormas. I’m not a big drinker at all, but when I drink, I like a little vodka or brandy. What do you enjoy drinking?

I’m finally getting the hang of this new editor. Although I still have a lot to learn. At least it didn’t take me as long as the last time to put this post together, which gives me more time to write (#revising). Happy Friday, everyone!

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 147

56 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Drink & Me”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben October 4, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

    Well, I picked a fine time to be sober, celibate and sloppy… Fine job woman, have a great time (or two, after all, it IS the weekend)

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    • Vashti Q October 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

      Ah, ha, ha! I can’t remember the last time I had a drink either. I think it might have been a glass of wine with dinner when I visited my sister in New York. I’m not sure, but all this talking about vodka has got me a little thirsty. Maybe I’ll join you this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

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  2. Annika Perry October 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    Great combination of all these โ€˜dayโ€™ events and leaves me smiling! Superb writing and love the images! Not a huge vodka fan but celebrating a friendโ€™s new home tonight with a bottle of champagne! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well done working with the new editor … I took the plunge a while ago to much consternation and frustration! In the end it makes sense but makes certain tasks more laborious. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Vashti! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿน

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    • Vashti Q October 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

      Thank you very much, Annika! Well, it looks like you’re going to have a great night. Thank you for giving me hope. This editor can be frustrating at times. You have a fantastic weekend too! ๐Ÿ˜€ xo

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  3. Priscilla Bettis October 4, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    I love the sound of this line: Tantalize your tongue.
    Confession: I’ve never had vodka. I like the occasional beer, but most of the time a plain ol’ cup of coffee is my choice beverage.

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    • Vashti Q October 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

      I rather have water or tea to quench my thirst, but vodka makes terrific cocktails if you’re ever in the mood. What I find great about it is that when mixed with juice or whatever its flavor is masked with ease โ€“ you don’t taste the liquor. It can be quite insidious. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo Have a great weekend!


  4. robertawrites235681907 October 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    This is a really good poem, Vashti. I drink the occasional glass of white wine or brandy and coke.

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    • Vashti Q October 4, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie! I love a little brandy in my hot cocoa on a chilly night, during the holidays. Have a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€ xo


  5. Natalie Ducey October 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    Cheers to that, Vashti! A delightful poem to share and much to celebrate. ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS. I enjoy a slushy vodka with pomegranate juice. Cheers, my friend!

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

      Sounds scrumptious, Natalie! I’ll have to try that. Thank you, my friend! Cheers! โค

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  6. olganm October 4, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    I don’t drink alcohol but love the poem. Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you, Olga. Happy New Week! โค


  7. Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    I enjoy the odd cocktail or glass of wine but I’m not a big drinker either Vashti. Lovely poetry. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

      I think having an occasional cocktail is more festive for us because we don’t drink every day or every week. I’m glad you enjoyed the Shadormas. ๐Ÿ˜€ xo

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  8. John W. Howell October 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

    Nice job, Vashti. When I drink I choose between bourbon, gin, tequila or IPA . I have wine with every meal but only one stronger drink once a week.

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    • John W. Howell October 4, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

      Ha ha ha, I should have said wine with dinner every day. (Breakfast wine might be hard to take)

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      • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

        Ah, ha, ha! Somehow I pictured it as dinner. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Breakfast wine sounds awful, but I’ve known people to drink Bailey’s Irish cream or Kahlua with their coffee.


    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Bourbon, gin, tequila . . . Those are some powerful spirits, John. I’m not sure what IPA is, though. Cheers!


  9. D.L. Finn, Author October 4, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

    I enjoyed this poem. I’ve been curious about this type of poetry. I haven’t drank in 20 years or so but I used to enjoy Kailua or a good white wine. Have a great weekend Vashti xo

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you, Denise! I’m happy you enjoyed the Shadormas. You should try writing a few syllabic poems. I’m sure you’d be so good at it. Happy Sunday! โค xo

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  10. Writing to Freedom October 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

    What a delightful poem and mashup of topics Vashti! I like this Shadorma form and might try to write one also. I rarely drink anything, but I feel a thirst coming on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

      Did I tempt you to have a drink? Ha, ha! Thank you very much. I’m so glad you liked the Shadormas. Go for it! I love the flow of this form of poetry. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. yvettemcalleiro October 4, 2019 at 9:48 pm #

    I love this poem! When I’m cheating, I love margaritas and Malibu & Pineapple, but those both have SO much sugar. Normally, I just have a glass of red wine, but I also enjoy Edy’s Lemon Vodka and water. It’s low on the calories and high on the kick. Lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

      I’ve made “White Sangria” with Pinot Grigio (only 122 cal.), Sprite Zero (0 cal.), and pieces of green apple, strawberries, and cucumber for my friends and me on occasion. I’m so happy you enjoyed the poem! I’ve tried Malibu & pineappleโ€“โ€“so scrumptious, but you’re right, too much sugar and calories. Happy Sunday! โค

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  12. Miriam Hurdle October 5, 2019 at 6:40 am #

    I don’t drink, Vashti. Your poem is lovely for the occasion. Have a wonderful weekend! โค

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

      I’m surprised to see how so many people don’t drink. Thank you. I’m glad you like the poems. Happy Sunday! โค


      • Miriam Hurdle October 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

        Happy Sunday to you. I’m flying home right now. Leaving for Maui tomorrow. ๐Ÿ’–

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      • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

        Have a safe trip home and to Maui! Enjoy!


      • Miriam Hurdle October 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

        Thank you, Vashti!๐Ÿ’–

        Liked by 1 person

  13. coldhandboyack October 5, 2019 at 10:09 am #

    I really donโ€™t get poetry, but this was wonderful. I usually drink beer, and the variety these days is astounding. I like to try different ones when we go out. Iโ€™m also partial to the occasional glass of whiskey. I like the images you chose today. You have a good eye for images.

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

      I’m always thrilled when someone who ordinarily doesn’t get/like poems, actually likes mine. Thanks a lot! ๐Ÿ˜€
      You’re a lot like my brother in that sense. He loves beer and enjoys tasting different kinds. He even joined a “Beer of the Month Club” at one point. Ha, ha! I’m a very visual person. I’m drawn to images. Thank you! I’m glad you like them. Happy Sunday!

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  14. Jan Sikes October 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    A sexy and tantalizing poem, Vashti! You got the feeling, the mood and the subject across in a great way!

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  15. Colleen M. Chesebro October 5, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    What fun! For health issues, I’ve not been drinking much anymore. When I do I enjoy Captain Morgan Spiced Rum with diet Ginger Ale. That used to be my signature drink. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Vashti, I love your double Shadormas. Great fun! โค

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

      That’s an appealing drink, Colleen. I’ve actually had Captain Morgan with diet coke once (in college), and everyone around me thought I was a weirdo. I just thought I was smartโ€“โ€“all the taste minus all the calories. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so happy you enjoyed the Shadormas, Sis! Thank you! โค

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  16. Ben Naga October 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm #


    Prefers to drink at home
    The alcohol’s cheaper
    And being by yourself
    The company’s better

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  17. Mae Clair October 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

    Great poem, a perfect match for that photo. I’m more of a wine drinker, but that photo speaks to me, LOL!.

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    • Vashti Q October 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

      Ha, ha! The images seem to be speaking to a lot of people, including me, Mae. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Shadormas and pictures. Thank you! Happy Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  18. tracikenworth October 5, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

    Reblogged this on Loleta Abi Author & Book Blogger.

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  19. dgkaye October 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

    Loved it Vashti. And I’m not much of a drinker either. But when I do it’s a Vodka Martini – or Margharitas when in Mexico!. โค xx

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    • Vashti Q October 7, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

      Thank you, Debby! I’ve been known to have a frozen Margarita or two during the summer months. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค xo

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      • dgkaye October 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

        No doubt we’d get along fanously. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers! โค xx

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  20. D. Wallace Peach October 7, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

    Smoothly done, Vashti. You worked perfectly within the form with the prompts.And good job with the new editor. Your post looks great. I haven’t tried it yet – too intimidating. But I know I’ll have to dive in someday.

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    • Vashti Q October 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

      Hi, Diana. I’m still having issues with the new editor, but I’ve been dealing with it as best I can. I’m happy you enjoyed the post, my friend. Thank you! โค xo

      Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach October 8, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

        That’s not reassuring, Vashti! I’ll probably end up waiting until WP forces me. ๐Ÿ˜€


      • Vashti Q October 10, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

        Oh no! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I didn’t mean to discourage you. Ha, ha. I think it’s more of a problem with my laptop than anything else.

        Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach October 11, 2019 at 11:26 am #

        I know others who are still struggling with it, so it’s probably not you. In my experience, if something can go wrong with technology and me, it does. I’m jinxed. Lol.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q October 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

        Ha, ha! No, you’re not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

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