Epitaph for a Darling Lady

December 19, 2008

posted by caroline picard


Epitaph for a Darling Lady

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

1All her hours were yellow sands,
2Blown in foolish whorls and tassels;
3Slipping warmly through her hands;
4Patted into little castles.

5Shiny day on shiny day
6Tumble in a rainbow clutter,
7As she flipped them all away,
8Sent them spinning down the gutter.

9Leave for her a red young rose,
10Go your way, and save your pity;
11She is happy, for she knows
12That her dust is very pretty.

One Response to “Epitaph for a Darling Lady”

  1. urbesque Says:

    At some soiree, Dorothy Parker was asked to implement her famous wit in using the word “horticulture” in a sentence. Dorothy replied:

    “Well, you can lead a horticulture but you cannot make her think.”

    – Lily

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