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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines Day? Bah, humbug!

I made this: Avid Reader at 8:10 am
Because we are nothing if not objective...

For my second ever Valentine, my boyfriend at the time mis-spelt my name... 

Be still my heart.


Symphony Recital  

by Dorothy Parker



I do not like my state of mind;
I'm bitter, querulous, unkind.
I hate my legs, I hate my hands,
I do not yearn for lovelier lands.
I dread the dawn's recurrent light;
I hate to go to bed at night.
I snoot at simple, earnest folk.
I cannot take the simplest joke.
I find no peace in paint or type.
My world is but a lot of tripe.
I'm disillusioned, empty-breasted.
For what I think, I'd be arrested.
I am not sick. I am not well.
My quondam dreams are shot to hell.
My soul is crushed, my spirit sore:
I do not like me any more.
I cavil, quarrel, grumble, grouse.
I ponder on the narrow house.
I shudder at the thought of men.
I'm due to fall in love again.


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