Wednesday, January 27, 2010

60 INGLORIOUS YEARS - 2


Here is the great Dorothy Parker's Inventory:

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.
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And here is mine:

Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Italy, internet, doggies, bons mots.

Four be the things I’d been better without:
Alcohol, credit cards, Welshmen, my pout.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Motherhood, sense, a numerical brain.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Friendship, rebellion and pies in the sky.


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23 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Is the first picture you?

Great poetry and Simone looks so cute!

Leslie: said...

That is SO good - and wise! What a cutie pie you were - and still are! LOL

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Betty. Oui, c'est moi! Thanks from Simi and me.

fullet said...

That's a great list, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your birthday, Pat!

Kitchen queen said...

Wonderful! particularly the bit about Welshmen.....

Sally said...

You knock Dorothy into a cocked hat Welshcakes - wise and witty

Rowena... said...

I suppose Simi is just waiting until the party begins. Your version of an inventory is spot on with the internet!

Winchester whisperer said...

Buon Natale WL!

Lucia said...

Happy Birthday! Hope I'm not too late.

Ellee Seymour said...

What a wonderful post. Let's hope you find a nice Italian man to scupper your rhyme ;-)

Saretta said...

Oh, your version is wonderful!

Michelle said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! I loved your list, especially "friendship, rebellion and pies in the sky"...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love it, and the photo is sooo cute:-)

Its NOT your birthday yet..!!

Trubes said...

Marvellous stuff Pat.
Very many many Happy Returns. xx
What a pretty little girl too.

Love to you and darling Simi,

Di.xx
Puurr puuurrrr...Chloe.xxx

RNSANE said...

Your list is delightful and, of course, you'll have it all!

Sean Jeating said...

Happy birthday, Lady Limoncello!
And all the best for the next decade(s).

CherryPie said...

Happy Birthday :-)

jams o donnell said...

I love your take on the Doroty Parker. Long may you keep the final three

Andrew Scott said...

Happy Birthday when it comes or if it has. Finally, you have (will have) grown up - time to have some fun (and that is one exceedingly cute dog that you have).

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You are kind, Leslie. Thanks, fullet. Got a few days to go, yet. Hello, Kitchen Queen and thank you. Thank you, dear Sally. Hi, Rowena. Simi is very excited! Grazie, WW. Hi, Lucia. No, it's not yet. Just getting ready for it! You are kind, Ellee. I'd be happy to be scuppered! Thank you, Saretta. Thanks, Michelle. GLad you liked it. Thanks, Anne. I'm just having a long run-up to it, like the Queen! Thank you, dear Trubes. A while to go yet. Love to you and dear Chloe from Simi and me x woof! You are kind, Carmen. Thank you, Sean. Not quite there yet. Thanks, Cherie. Thanks, jams. Glad you like them. Thank you, Andrew. Oh, I hope I don't grow up! Simi is delighted that you like her. She is my world.

Andrew Scott said...

"She is my world"...

And I am sure you are hers. I find your adventures in Sicily rather inspiring actually, as a 54 year "old man" (according to many people around me) who has at times, recently, felt the years weigh heavily on his shoulders. Time to look forward again, I have decided. Ta!

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday! That sweet little girl, who is still in your heart, deserves that cute friend, and the best of everything for years to come. It's such a pleasure to visit you.:)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Andrew. Don't let others make you feel old. You are what you are in your heart. I'm about 16 and just as daft as I was then! Yes, time to look forward.

You are very kind, Claudia. Thank you.

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