|Not relevant… but nice.|
A reductive reading of Dorothy Parker
Poems, journalism, more –
Yet you are remembered for
Advising, to the finer sex,
A total abstinence from specs.
Men apparently declare
Their love based on a woman’s hair.
That is all they need, to choose
(according to Anita Loos.)
You’re my favourite of the three
And yet you have the faintest fame.
To generations you will be:
‘Charlotte, Emily, whatshername’.
My Problem With Alfred
Reading Dead White Men is fun,
Unless, of course, it’s Tennyson.
Among his literary powers
Is not included a respect for line length or stresses or anything so long as he can mention flowers.