Sunday, February 3, 2008

Gothic Arches - Sunday Challenge


Today's Theme is Purple

It reminds me of this poem:


Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
By Jenny Joseph


When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

24 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is romantic arch. Abolutely lovely.

herminesplace said...

Very elegant.

Kris Dickinson said...

This is so pretty and soft!

Kelly said...

lovely arch!

KardKrazy said...

Great arch!

stamp and scrape said...

Very elegant and romantic. But I can't imagine her spitting or doing any of the other rebellious things in this great poem!
Ros

Filetta said...

very romantic arch, Lovely

DymphieM said...

Wonderful! Love the poem :)

Tova said...

Beautiful and romantic arch

carylsrealm said...

Beautiful!

Kriss said...

What a very pretty arch!

Judy said...

A very graceful arch! The image looks so serene!
Judy NZ

Linda said...

Very pretty arch and a fun poem!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Oh so pretty!!

kreativgeschwafel said...

never heart of that poem, but it's really a wonderful arch!

friedaquilter said...

I've always loved that poem too and you've made a gorgeous arch to go with it!

Debby said...

This is great.
Debby

Angelina said...

Great Arch! Beautiful poem too!!

barnie said...

Wonderful soft colours, beautiful arch.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

beautiful! love the touches of gold!

Rosie said...

Beautiful imagery and I really love that poem - that'll be me in 10 years time!!

paru's_circle said...

its turned out really awesome!

CreativSpirit said...

Very beautiful arch, and I love the poem.

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