Friday, May 31, 2013

I SHALL WEAR PURPLE!

This is a poem, from a book of the same title:  (And, of course, one of MY favorites!)
Note:  The original poem written by Jenny Joseph,1961, entitled Warning

WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE.
              by Sandra Martz (Editor), Jenny Joseph (forward by)

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
And I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And Gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And Learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But meanwhile we must stay respectable
And must not shame the children; they mind more,
Even than we do, being noticeable.
We will keep dry with sensible clothes and spend
According to good value, and do what's best
To bring the best for us and for our children.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised.
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.                           

Sunday, May 26, 2013

LIFE'S LESSONS.....AGAIN....



"The major value in life is not what you get,  The major value in life is what you become."
                                                      -----Jim Rohn-----






"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."

                                                           -----Oprah Winfrey-----


"Life is uncharted territory.  It reveals its story one moment at a time."
                                                -----Leo Buscaglia-----

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A FAVORITE POEM

ROBINSON CRUSOE'S STORY
  by CHARLES EDWARD CARRYL


The night was thick and hazy
When the 'Piccadilly Daisy'
Carried down the crew and captain in the sea'
And I think the water drowned 'em;
For they never, never found 'em.
And I know they didn't come ashore with me.

This is only the first verse.....http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/robinson-crusoe-s-story-2/

This poem has such a nice Iambic Pentameter.




Just as an after thought...there is an old song, telling the same song.  All these things are presented in a funny vein!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwqJ7iREZ9c  /"Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on a Saturday Night"

I just had to put in a little humour for today!!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Today








LOOKING INTO THE UNKNOWN....








"SOME POEMS DON'T RHYME, AND SOME STORIES DON'T HAVE A CLEAR BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END.  LIFE IS ABOUT NOT KNOWING, HAVING TO CHANGE,  TAKING THE MOMENT AND MAKING THE BEST OF IT, WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT."
                                                    -----Gilda Radner-----


Sunday, May 12, 2013

BETTER WEATHER TO COME....




"WHEN YOUR MOTHER ASKS,  'DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF ADVICE?' IT'S A MERE FORMALITY.  IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ANSWER YES OR NO.  YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT ANYWAY."


Sunday, May 5, 2013

IT'S ALL ABOUT TIME



"LIFE IS ALL ABOUT TIMING...THE UNREACHABLE BECOMES REACHABLE, THE UNAVAILABLE BECOMES AVAILABLE,  THE UNATTAINABLE...ATTAINABLE.  HAVE THE PATIENCE, WAIT IT OUT.  IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING."
                                                          -----STACEY CHARTER-----












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