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The charming Muscato reminds us August 22 is the birthday of my favorite writer, Dorothy Parker. Miss Parker was author of one of the few poems I can quote from memory:

O life is a glorious cycle of song;
A medley of extemporanea.
And love is a thing that can never go wrong.
And I am Marie of Romania.

Well, here we are.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

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  1. Oh dear. Why is it the only poem of her’s I know by memory is:Acid stains youRivers are dampRazors pain youDrugs cause crampGuns aren’t lawfulNooses giveGas smells awfulYou might as well live

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  2. My favorite has always been the end of her review of one of A.A. Milnes’s Pooh books:<>And it is that word ‘hummy,’ my darlings, that marks the first place in <>The House at Pooh Corner<> at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up.<>

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  3. She’s great. One of my favorites, too. I have a martini glass with her lines:I like to have a martiniTwo at the very mostThree I’m under the tableFour I’m under the host

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