May 17, 2004

Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom

Dorothy Parker

Daily dawns another day;
I must up, to make my way.
Though I dress and drink and eat,
Move my fingers and my feet,
Learn a little, here and there,
Weep and laugh and sweat and swear,
Hear a song, or watch a stage,
Leave some words upon a page,
Claim a foe, or hail a friend -
Bed awaits me at the end.

Though I go in pride and strength,
I’ll come back to bed at length.
Though I walk in blinded woe,
Back to bed I’m bound to go.
High my heart, or bowed my head,
All my days but lead to bed.
Up, and out, and on; and then
Ever back to bed again,
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall -
I’m a fool to rise at all!

Posted by Karen at May 17, 2004 09:35 PM in poetry
Comments

loved it. shall print it out nice and put beside my bed. where did you collect all this great poetry from, pray tell?

Posted by: tynk at June 16, 2004 02:13 AM


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