Double-Fab Birthday!

22 Aug

Today is a very special day, dahling. Two of my icons share the same birthday. Thus, I’ve no choice but to feature them both. 

Dorothy Parker: 118

My fave Parker poem:

The Whistling Girl

Back of my back, they talk of me,
Gabble and honk and hiss;
Let them batten, and let them be–
Me, I can sing them this:

Better to shiver beneath the stars,
Head on a faithless breast,
Than peer at the night through rusted bars,
And share an irksome rest.

Better to see the dawn come up,
Along of a trifling one,
Than set a steady man’s cloth and cup
And pray the day be done.

Better be left by twenty dears
Than lie in a loveless bed;
Better a loaf that’s wet with tears
Than cold, unsalted bread.

Back of my back, they wag their chins,
Whinny and bleat and sigh;
But better a heart a-bloom with sins
Than hearts gone yellow and dry!

Now, for our next birthday icon…

Claude Debussy: 149

His are the sounds that make my stomach flutter, cause ear-to-ear grins and move me to tears. For me, listening to Debussy, my friends, is church. 

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