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.

© 2020 Roland Petrov


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How crafty this was right from the get go. Great visuals and so much fun to read. As a teenager when I first tasted a beer my father in law looked at me as I rushed a large sip, he said "Its an acquired taste and you need to learn to taste the drink not just drink the drink" This writing had me tasting the beer and appreciateing every drop.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Troy! It may be an acquired taste, but there's alcohol in it, and that makes it all worthwhi.. read more



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I love how you got from that photo of the beer truck to your message in the poem. I love how you connect "spiritual" with "beer" . . . but most of all I love that your writing made me forget this was a kyrielle, a form I don't usually like becuz of the repeated lines. But you picked the right line to repeat & it came across well (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Barleygirl! I'm starting to get addicted to your hugs. In this age of Covid, even a virtual .. read more
barleygirl

4 Months Ago

You make me *smile*
How crafty this was right from the get go. Great visuals and so much fun to read. As a teenager when I first tasted a beer my father in law looked at me as I rushed a large sip, he said "Its an acquired taste and you need to learn to taste the drink not just drink the drink" This writing had me tasting the beer and appreciateing every drop.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Troy! It may be an acquired taste, but there's alcohol in it, and that makes it all worthwhi.. read more
I am literally dancing away to your words here. There is such spirit in these spirited words. Loved it!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

6 Months Ago

Thanks! Your comment was moving. You really got into the spirit of it.
AJNJ

6 Months Ago

You're very welcome :)
how can u be so crisp and interesting...loved it
specially the feel from start to end in unmatched.
very well written

Posted 3 Years Ago


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

Posted 4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Years 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 5 Years 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 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

5 Years 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

5 Years 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 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

5 Years 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

5 Years 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 🍃

5 Years 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
Last Updated on May 29, 2020
Tags: beer, humor, kyrielle, God

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Roland Petrov
Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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