Quote Challenge Day One – Dorothy Parker – War Song

Quote Challenge Day One

My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for nominating me for this challenge… I love a good quote and you can read Robbie’s first quote here. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/quote-challenge-day-1/

My first quote is from Dorothy Parker from a book that was given to me 38 years ago as a parting gift from a friend. You too can own a copy of this fabulous book by clicking the image.

The book contains stories and poems published in 1944… in the blurb it says ” Beneath her carapace of electrifying wit which reflected so brilliantly the age she lived in, was a woman for whom happiness was, at best, precarious”.

I loved the book from page one to the end. I am not going to share a quote as such, but a short poem that has always stayed with me.

War Song – Dorothy Parker – 1944

Soldier, in a curious land,
All across a swaying sea,
Take her smile and lift her hand –
Have no guilt of me.

Soldier, when were soldiers true?
If she’s kind and sweet and gay,
Use the wish I send to you –
Lie not lone till day!

Only, for the nights that were,
Soldier, and the dawns that came,
When in sleep you turn to her
Call her by my name.

I will be sharing my other 2 quotes over the next couple of days.

It is customary to nominate three other bloggers to pick up the challenge.. knowing how busy you are I will not be offended if you cannot participate but it is an excuse to give your latest post a plug anyway.

Judy Martin who is also a witty poet and who is entertaining us with some Halloween Limericks.. https://www.judyedwinamartin.com/some-more-halloween-limericks-a-vampire-and-a-ghost/

Patricia Salamone is wonderfully supportive and shares her review of Danny Kemp’s book The Desolate Garden. https://the-italian-thing.com/2017/10/29/the-desolate-garden-free/

Traci Kenworth is another writer who does a huge amount for us all by sharing the mother lode of blog links weekly and also does book reviews: https://tracikenworth.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/book-talk-2-102717/



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  6. Oh, dorothy! Here’s a handy little dorothy quote to memorize
    “I like to have a cocktail, two at the very most. After three, I’m under the table, after four, I’m under the host!”

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