Fresh Hell


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.

10 responses »

  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


  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.<>


  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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