Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sunday Evening Poetry

Inscription for the Bedroom Ceiling

It's been a very busy and long week. After far too much to drink last night I am very much looking forward to a good nights sleep and for a new week to start tomorrow.
I love this poem because it's so inherently comforting; the universial solace found by getting into bed...

Inscription for the Bedroom Ceiling by Dorothy Parker

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!

(First image via tumblr, second via Lolita. Enjoy tonights sleep everyone, I promise for more posts this week - spring and sunshine themed ones.)


  1. I'm adoring the idea of staying in bed :) Also I just wanted to say how much I love the idea of the below post re: IOU. I'm working on a project for a Spring range of sustainable clothing (with a vintage appeal naturally) so I'm completely 100% behind the IOU concept.....incredible, wonderful and exciting xo

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