Tuesday Verse

Observation

If I don’t drive around the park,
I’m pretty sure to make my mark.
If I’m in bed each night by ten,
I may get back my looks again.
If I abstain from fun and such,
I’ll probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.

Dorothy Parker



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  1. You might be familiar with this rather charming little poem, on a similar theme:
    My candle burns at both ends;
    It will not last the night;
    But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –
    It gives a lovely light!
    I bring it up because it’s by Edna St Vincent Millay, but I’ve seen it quoted in numerous places – always mistakenly attributed to one male poet or another. ‘Twas ever thus.

  2. Oh, I have heard that one often and was never entirely sure who wrote it. Ta!
    In fact, I’m adding that one to the quotes collection.

  3. Ben Franklin’s verse
    Early to bed, and early to rise
    Makes a man healthy, and wealthy, and wise
    Has been variously satirised, for instance:
    Early to rise, and early to bed
    Makes a man healthy, and wealthy, and dead.
    (Though it seems the original may have been parody anyway..
    http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2008/01/28/080128crat_atlarge_lepore?currentPage=1)
    TimT’s last blog post..Your malaprop is apropos, sir…

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