Typewriter Rodeo: A Rhapsody in NOG

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David FruchterDecember 16, 2016 12:31 pm,

It’s that time again – time to pull out the yule log, unwrap a candy cane, spin the dreidel and pour yourself a cup of nog. The creamy holiday treat is what inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter to write this week’s poem.

A Rhapsody in NOG

you might call me… a nog-head

though “noggin” is preferred

by some aficionados

of the creamy and absurd

that thick, sweet, eggy nectar

fills crystalline punch bowls

pour us cups or ladle it

right in our greedy holes

bourbon, rum, or scotch whisky

unless you like it virgin

just get a glass and drink it down

that’s all that i am urgin’

it only comes but once a year

(though it’s coming lasts six weeks)

so let’s all have a tipple of

eggnog to wet our beaks

Produced by Laura Rice.