Jenny Joseph

(1932 / Birmingham)

Warning - Poem by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
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Comments about Warning by Jenny Joseph

  • Michael Hopkins (7/1/2017 4:23:00 AM)

    Indicates a conformer who is looking to be a born again non conformer. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/14/2017 4:11:00 AM)

    she is forcasting her future by imaginary lines (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/13/2017 7:44:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/11/2017 11:21:00 PM)

    A good poem full of fun. (Report) Reply

  • Angela Cox (6/2/2017 1:09:00 AM)

    this is just a delight to read (Report) Reply

  • M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Upendra Majhi (4/5/2017 11:56:00 PM)

    Making up for sobriety of her youth, is bland poetic thought. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2017 1:31:00 PM)

    At this age we have the right to act a little crazy. I think I may try this routine myself. Thank you for the suggestion. Great poem and fun to read.

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  • (2/16/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    It's a very funny and fine piece of prose and would form a basis for a good story. Not poetry though. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:55:00 PM)

    tom allport
    nice poem of what it might or might not be like in a future of wearing purple clothes. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2016 2:02:00 AM)

    The old age woes and little wishes of the great mind here in this poem and likes. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/16/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    Lovely poem based on the poet's articulations about what she would like to do or how she would like to be seen when she is old and retires from active life. But before that happens 'maybe I ought to practice a little now? ' Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/16/2016 2:24:00 AM)

    It reminds me of the song OLD AND WISE popularized by ALAN PARSONS PROJECT....... (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (12/16/2016 1:44:00 AM)

    This has always been one of my favourite poems and still is (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/16/2016 12:44:00 AM)

    Suddenly i am old. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2016 7:47:00 AM)

    I really love this poem for its humour and underlying wisdom. My son once sent me a link to the poem, maybe he notices it coming on me :) (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/18/2016 11:36:00 PM)

    Old age.
    I am already old and I like poems about old age. Old people cannot hope to be as mobile and carefree as young folks. You might break a bone or get a sprain. The internet has added a lot of color and wisdom in my old age. (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/16/2016 10:51:00 AM)

    Humor, with a great point...
    Love it. Why wait? LOL! ! !

    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick flowers in other people's gardens
    And learn to spit.
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  • Earnest Gatuma (11/6/2016 2:41:00 PM)

    Ummmh I would guarantee this poem really does give a strong envision of when I grow of old age.... (Report) Reply

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