• Mon, Mar 21 2011

Happy World Poetry Day

We think we’re on the road to becoming one of the “not so quietly sensational” women this vintage Hane’s stocking ad mentions, because we do all our reading naked. But let’s have Dorothy Parker weigh in:

Song Of One Of The Girls

Here in my heart I am Helen;
I’m Aspasia and Hero, at least.
I’m Judith, and Jael, and Madame de Stael;
I’m Salome, moon of the East.

Here in my soul I am Sappho;
Lady Hamilton am I, as well.
In me Recamier vies with Kitty O’Shea,
With Dido, and Eve, and poor Nell.

I’m of the glamorous ladies
At whose beckoning history shook.
But you are a man, and see only my pan,
So I stay at home with a book.

 

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