Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Satin Dress

Needle, needle, dip and dart,
Thrusting up and down,
Where's the man could ease a heart
Like a satin gown?

See the stitches curve and crawl
Round the cunning seams-
Patterns thin and sweet and small
As a lady's dreams.

Wantons go in bright brocade;
Brides in organdie;
Gingham's for the plighted maid;
Satin's for the free!

Wool's to line a miser's chest;
Crepe's to calm the old;
Velvet hides an empty breast
Satin's for the bold!

Lawn is for a bishop's yoke;
Linen's for a nun;
Satin is for wiser folk-
Would the dress were done!

Satin glows in candlelight-
Satin's for the proud!
They will say who watch at night,
"What a fine shroud!"

Dorothy Parker

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Am working with wool in between keystrokes, so perhaps I should follow Dorothy's lead and be a bit less generous towards others. As it currently stands, I feel that I've been giving of myself too freely and am very close to being depleted.

2 comments:

Roy said...

I love the feel and look of satin. VERY sexy.

Be said...

It gets sticky and downright uncomfortable in the wrong weather. I prefer things like cotton linen as a result.