Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom"

Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom

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!

--Dorothy Parker

(My Dorothy Parker Pose)


My Mind's Eye said...

BB thank you once again for sharing a very pretty poem and most of all your beautiful smile made our morning purrfect.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lin said...

That is very sweet. I love my bed....and my pillow. If only we didn't have to part each day. :(

Olga said...

Love Dorothy Parker!

Leah J. Utas said...

Ah, Dorothy Parker. Love her stuff.

Old Kitty said...

BB!! You are looking fab!! And I LOVE THIS POEM!! Love it!! Thank you!! Back to bed we all should go!! Take care

CiCi said...

Not a fool to rise at all. Wise to rise and be interested in all in life to be learned and experienced. That is what I finding in my life these days. I liked all of the poem except the last line. Ha.Sorry, Dorothy, I have to disagree with the one line but the rest is great.

Coy picture. Really a nice photo.

Sueann said...

Witty poem...yes all roads led to the bed! Nicely put!
PS Love your pose!!

jenny_o said...

Great picture; you look truly happy.

I love my beddy-byes too :)

Betty Manousos said...

hi betty,

dorothy parker is such a brilliant poet! thanks for sharing:)

i'm secretly having an affair with my bed but hush, that is a secret!

...and thank you so much for your lovely comments and get well wishes for my sister jenny.

just wanted you to know how much i really appreciate them!!

big hugs!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well that puts one in a happy mood!

Ms. A said...

Thank goodness bed is one of my favorite places to be!

You're looking wonderful, Betty!

Ann said...

That's exactly how I feel every morning when the alarm goes off :)

Gigi said...

Ditto to what Anne said above me. That would be perfect for my ceiling!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

If I read that in the morning I would probably stay in bed, like I want to. I hate climbing out of my warm bed every morning.
The poem seems to catch my desires exactly.

Connie said...

Bed sounds good tonight for sure. It's been a long day. I love that picture of you at the end of the post, Betty!:)

LittleSilkDress said...

Lookin' good, Betty!

Baby Sister said...

Oh my gosh I love that poem!! That should be my new life theme. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty sounds delightful as I read it .. and that picture - you're looking well .. and that's the main thing .. cheers Hilary

Alison said...

Bed is one of my favorite places!

Unknown said...

Can't help but think: I'm blessed to have some place to go to lay my head.

A lot of folks don't.

Even if every day ends up the same? It's a blessing.