Beer is Proof

Beer is Proof

A Poem by Roland Petrov
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This is a kyrielle, a French form that Richard introduced me to. The kyrielle has a spiritual component to it, hence the beer. I was inspired by a Lagunitas beer truck.

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Water in the vat waits for grain;

add some, soak it, mash wort, and strain.

Even though this mix is humble,

beer speaks volumes, people mumble.


Boil with hops, add yeast, and ferment;

make a liquid that's heaven sent!

In the vat I hear a rumble:

beer speaks volumes, people mumble.


Beer is proof of God's desire

for his people to feel higher;

still, we fall like cookies crumble.

Beer speaks volumes, people mumble.




© 2016 Roland Petrov



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How creatively sinful of you, Roland, to be so spiritual about the spirits of beer, and to drag God into it all with you … LOL!
I love it, and I love how spot-on you've made everything in this rather educationally enlightening romp of imbibing entertainment and hilarity.
Check V3L1 for count: desire is 2-syllables http://www.syllablecount.com/syllables/desire
Example: "Beer is sure proof of God's desire"

Again, your brilliant pen has taken-up the challenge, proving proud and worthy of your skills.
Great poeting, My Fine, Talented Friend; thanks for joining-in and for the honorable mention! Hm? I wonder what's next? ⁓ Richard


95/100

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

No good laugh intended, but a good lesson was.
In the kitchen, I had the desire to be a fryer.. read more
Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Don't tell me that fryer is one syllable; that's the only way it could rhyme with a two syllable des.. read more
Richard

1 Year Ago

Simply say the two words aloud; In Britain, "desire" is pronounced dee-zigh-uh (no "r" sound), as in.. read more



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how can u be so crisp and interesting...loved it
specially the feel from start to end in unmatched.
very well written

Posted 8 Months Ago


I know nothing of poetry, but I like this recipe for the wondrous brew. A noble subject, for sure!

Posted 1 Year Ago


The art of the brew filled through the words of a poet is something I didn't know I wanted to see till now, but I'm glad I found it. I mumble the most after a few.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Your witty comment made me laugh. Thanks!
hi Roland. sorry I haven't reviewed you for quite a while.
I very seldom know what I'm consuming so was surprised how much you know about God's brew. but of course you told it in your own funny way. proof of God's desire. that's a good one.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Good to see you around again! I'll have to see what you're up to these days.
Its creative and well put. Great write

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Writing poetry, for me, has always had a musicality to it. The cadence and rhythm almost naturally come to me. This poem epitomizes how the same is true in reading it. Because you set the cadence and rhythm within the prior quatrains, I automatically read de-si-re as three syllables rather than two, and I'm American. LOL!

Unfortunately, I don't drink beer, having been exposed to too many mumbling people who have had a wee bit too much.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Yes! Thank you! Looks like I can be a poet in America after all! I don't drink beer much anymore mys.. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Year Ago

LOL!
How creatively sinful of you, Roland, to be so spiritual about the spirits of beer, and to drag God into it all with you … LOL!
I love it, and I love how spot-on you've made everything in this rather educationally enlightening romp of imbibing entertainment and hilarity.
Check V3L1 for count: desire is 2-syllables http://www.syllablecount.com/syllables/desire
Example: "Beer is sure proof of God's desire"

Again, your brilliant pen has taken-up the challenge, proving proud and worthy of your skills.
Great poeting, My Fine, Talented Friend; thanks for joining-in and for the honorable mention! Hm? I wonder what's next? ⁓ Richard


95/100

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

No good laugh intended, but a good lesson was.
In the kitchen, I had the desire to be a fryer.. read more
Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Don't tell me that fryer is one syllable; that's the only way it could rhyme with a two syllable des.. read more
Richard

1 Year Ago

Simply say the two words aloud; In Britain, "desire" is pronounced dee-zigh-uh (no "r" sound), as in.. read more

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Added on November 27, 2015
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Tags: beer, humor, kyrielle, God

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Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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Every type of school I went to was in a different country on a different continent: primary school in England, junior high in Ethiopia, high school in Lebanon, and university in the United States. I'v.. more..

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