“Power of Wine: A Satire, The“


“Power of Wine: A Satire, The“
   Poem (80 lines); written in late 1914. First published in the [Providence] Evening News(January 13, 1915); rpt. Tryout(April 1916); rpt. National Enquirer(March 28, 1918).
   HPL satirizes the ill effects of liquor and intoxication. For other poems on this theme, see “Temperance Song” ( Dixie Booster,Spring 1916), “Monody on the Late King Alcohol” ( Tryout,August 1919), and other untitled poems included in AT. See also the humorous story “Old Bugs” (1919).

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