Double-Fab Birthday!

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. 


Posted on August 22, 2011 and filed under Birthdays.