Whiskey Drinker’s Sonnet

Whiskey Drinker’s Sonnet  (Dark Sonnet #3)

The winter sun fades out, no crimson glow
And a wall of endless white is falling.
As I shiver against the ice and snow…
The bottle of Macallan is calling.

Into cut glass, I pour liquid courage,
A cascade of gold hope to see me through.
North Star beckons, a trail to encourage…
Just follow it and keep your dreams in view.

I want to conquer life, to soar, to thrive,  
To drink the warm amber, drown my sorrows!
Flow through my veins and make me feel alive…
I want it now, today and tomorrow!

Release all my troubles this cold, dark night
And banish the zings in the morning light.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
February 5, 2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 48.13 Topic: On a Cold Dark Night
Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a song lyric from the original Willie Wonka movie (“I want it now/I want today/I want tomorrow” and “Just follow it and keep your dreams in view”)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Use the term ‘the zings’ correctly (it means hungover)


This week’s pic

1.  Goth Girl
2.  Funeral for a Friend
3.  Gothic wedding
4.  Under the Veil
5.  Creature of the Night
6.  Bride of Frankenstein
7.  Vampire Queen
8.  Witchy Woman
9.  Evil Woman
10. Here comes the bride, all dressed in…black

Topic:  Michelle    Pic:  Dia   


  1. Lovely Colleen. I love this Dark Sonnet series. I’m feelin’ it. And there is such a mystique to Whiskey and the ritual of it. Tho, actually drinking it is a love/hate relationship, for me. haha.

    1. Thanks!! Yes there is a lot to learn about whiskey….admittedly I know VERY little. Now wine is a different story. Dan & I would love to go to Scotland some day (a long way off with COVID & family commitments), but we need to get educated in the meantime! 😀

  2. Irene Melgoza says:

    Love the dark sonnet! Whiskey? I have never tried it.

    1. Thank you sweet friend! I do love a nice flavored whiskey, there’s a vanilla salted caramel… but I’m sure a true whiskey afficiando would scoff at that lol! 😉 It’s definitely an acquired taste…. 😛

  3. falcon1974 says:

    Strangely, I could almost hear Freddie Mercury singing this. I really enjoyed this sonnet Colleen

    1. Well now that is the ultimate compliment! Love love love Freddie! Thank you my friend. 🙂

  4. Stormy Dormire says:

    Loved this. Tonight would be a perfect night to share a glass while the snow roars in.

    1. Exactly!! I might have to break out some vanilla salted caramel whiskey and sit by the fire. 🙂 ❤

  5. Macallan is divine, but Oban might be a better if you are going for the whole bottle. 8 points Earthling

    1. Well I am lucky if I can finish a little shot glass of whiskey, much less the entire bottle lol!! Thank you for the points Marvin! ❤

  6. tylermyrth72 says:

    Loving the idea of “dark sonnet series”

  7. bugsiboo33 says:

    beautiful, as always ❤

  8. To conquer life, to soar and thrive..a desire of us all. Well done my friend.

  9. likamarie says:

    I love the dark sonnet, and sounds like it could be a song… Now, if I had a small shot of whiskey or a glass of wine to sip while reading, that would be great!

  10. Dia Jae says:

    I love it! Sounds like a song. Or a spell!

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