Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

Penelope


In the pathway of the sun,
In the footsteps of the breeze,
Where the world and sky are one,
He shall ride the silver seas,
He shall cut the glittering wave.
I shall sit at home, and rock;
Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock;
Brew my tea, and snip my thread;
Bleach the linen for my bed.
They will call him brave.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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