Editor's Note: Stan White will be reading from his work at Brian Prince Bookstore on September 22nd, at 7:30. He also will be projecting images as he reads his poem. All welcome.
Ten Green Bottles,
One was found on Calvary half-filled
another, came from Socrates
the dregs of hemlock
a third, with love-note, ship, and genie
owned by Sinbad,
the fourth, a small vial “Drink Me” left by Alice;
a fifth, keeps remnants of a Life’s Elixir;
and a sixth, the wine from
Days of Wine and Roses;
seven, a Brangaene potion
love-charmed Tristan und Isolda mad;
an eighth, found hidden ’neath a tapestry within
the ninth, holds Hyde and Jekyll’s formulae;
and the tenth and last, was used
to fill the Holy Grail
all left hanging on the wall.
SJW. 11 March 2001. 10:30 a.m.