A is for Absinthe



Absinthe: anise-flavoured green spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (“grand wormwood”), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Considered as an addictive psychoactive drug and hallucinogen.



In loving memory of Jaspe, our beloved baby. A green fairy with monarch butterfly wings.

I, the devotee;

you, bewitching elixir

that kept me blissful.


Drinking thirstily

from your toxic imbibements,

our endless ritual.


My longing for you

keeping an absinthal taste,

dead petals on my lips.


Thank you so much for reading the first of 26 blog post I´ll be doing this april to participate in #AtoZChallenge, #BlogchatterA2Z and #CampNaNoWriMo. I apreciate any comment, or doubt that you have about my topics or the challenge.

If you have any comments about my writings I´d love to hear you; or here, you can read more about my Theme Reveal: Dark Haikus.

Also, here you can go to the Linky to the #BlogchatterA2Z post´s for the letter A.

And you can click on the Master List of #AtoZChallenge.

If you are participating on these challenges, good luck and lots of success. 😀

14 thoughts on “A is for Absinthe

  1. Dark Haiku. You sold me on that alone. AtoZ, a social distancing friend. ps: I thought at first you were going for a Tanka, but three Haiku telling a story is great. I’ll be back. Stu

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  2. I’ve long wanted to try absinthe but never had the opportunity. There’s a lot of romance around the “green fairy.” I wonder if it lives up to the hype?

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  3. Beautiful haikus and a lovely drawing.
    Depending on where you are in the world, the absinthe might not be as hallucinogenic as it “used to be”. In the U.S., absinthe’s contents are regulated.
    It tastes very much like black licorice though.

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