Wishing You A Spirited New Year (Limerick and Haiku Prompt 4)

Sorry for the late post!  My father’s very ill, and I’ve been traveling between New York and North Carolina. 

Today’s limerick and haiku themes are wine and spirits or the New Year or, if you prefer, both. Here’s my wine and spirits limerick: 

The bartender offered cheap brandy.
“No fine cognac?” I whined—wasn’t handy.
So I had to decline,
Mulled and ordered dry wine—
Told the barkeep, “Your cab tastes like candy!”

Here’s a wine snob haiku, the first of today’s two haiku:

Decant, sniff, sip, spit—
Wine connoisseur’s ritual.
I’d rather just drink.

And here’s a haiku that combines both themes:

Champagne bubbles dance.
Spirited revelers toast.
A new year’s welcomed.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about today’s theme(s). When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here. And you can find my New Year’s Resolutions humor here.

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6 Responses to “Wishing You A Spirited New Year (Limerick and Haiku Prompt 4)”

  1. UL says:

    Oh no, I hope your Dad feels much better and is well on the way to recovery. Thinking of you and prayers for your Dad’s speedy recovery.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for your kind words UL!

  3. lissa says:

    Still need more work on my limerick but writing is always a constant learning experiment.

    Thanks Kane for the prompt and I hope your Dad is doing well. Best wishes for the new year.

  4. sister AE says:

    I meant to get to last week’s prompt, but inspiration was lacking. This one, however, grabbed me right away! Hope you enjoy it.

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks lissa! And sister AE, I very much enjoyed your interpretation of my prompt.

  6. spacedlaw says:

    Wishing that your Dad wil get better soon.
    Your challenge reminded me of a game of Haiku pingpong I created for my NaNoWriMo story last year. One of them had a vodka theme