Absinthe was the drink of choice for so many artists in Paris in the Belle Epoch, that five o'clock was known as the Green Hour. Poet Marie Corelli described its effects as "the wildest, most luxurious madness in the world!" Peggy Armond's poem 'Rimbaund's Poison' refers to "The emerald hour-when the poet's pain is soothed by a liquid jewel". Sylvia
Plath's two black rooks watch for night "with absinthe eye" and Hemingway "got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks".