Two romantic meditations for the day:
The sun’s gone dim,
and The moon’s turned black;
For I loved him,
and He didn’t love back.
Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.
we salute the great mrs parker on this most heinous of capitalism-inspired holidays.
2 Replies to “the queen of succinctness.”
They hail you as their morning star
Because you are the way you are.
If you return the sentiment,
They’ll try to make you different;
And once they have you, safe and sound,
They want to change you all around.
Your moods and ways they put a curse on;
They’d make of you another person.
They cannot let you go your gait;
They influence and educate.
They’d alter all that they admired.
They make me sick, they make me tired.
– Dorothy Parker
I didn’t know Stephen Duffy stole that “sock in the eye” line for “Kiss Me”. “Talent Borrows, Genius Steals” as someone else once said.
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