Lady with the hat   13 comments

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people’s gardens

and learn to spit.lady with the hat

13 responses to “Lady with the hat

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  1. Made me smile. Thank you!

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  2. Love it!!

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  3. Thank you Deborah.
    It is actually a lady with a bike , a bronze statue in the forrest 🙂

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  4. Als ik je persoonlijke foto goed interpreteer, zal dit visioen nog wel een tijdje op zich laten wachten. 😉

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    Henk van Blijderveen
  5. The hat is simple, yet elegant. It appears to be a bit heavy, though! Lovely image and prose.

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  6. That’s terrific!

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  7. Thank you Phil, that’s so kind ! 🙂

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  8. Ah Jenny Joseph – this is one of my favourite poems 🙂
    The photo is fab and fits perfectly with the poem 🙂

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  9. Mooi zo met de tekst erbij. Tovert een lach op mijn gezicht.

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