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old woman wearing a purple hat
Posted by: blonde one (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 26, 2004 04:21PM

This poem is a lady who talks about when she is old she will be ecentric and wear odd clothes and act funny.


Re: old woman wearing a purple hat
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l2.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 26, 2004 04:50PM


old woman ( seen by Dorothy Parker(
Posted by: ilza (---.162.245.24.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: April 27, 2004 05:47AM

just an aside ...
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Dorothy Parker - The Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk

I was seventy-seven, come August,
I shall shortly be losing my bloom;
I've experienced zephyr and raw gust
And (symbolical) flood and simoom.

When you come to this time of abatement,
To this passing from Summer to Fall,
It is manners to issue a statement
As to what you got out of it all.

So I'll say, though reflection unnerves me
And pronouncements I dodge as I can,
That I think (if my memory serves me)
There was nothing more fun than a man!

In my youth, when the crescent was too wan
To embarrass with beams from above,
By the aid of some local Don Juan
I fell into the habit of love.

And I learned how to kiss and be merry- an
Education left better unsung.
My neglect of the waters Pierian
Was a scandal, when Grandma was young.

Though the shabby unbalanced the splendid,
And the bitter outmeasured the sweet,
I should certainly do as I then did,
Were I given the chance to repeat.

For contrition is hollow and wraithful,
And regret is no part of my plan,
And I think (if my memory's faithful)
There was nothing more fun than a man!




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