Friday, April 17, 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Weekly Theme: PURPLE



Weekly Theme: PURPLE

When I am Old I Will Wear Purple
by Jenny Joseph

Warning!

When I am Old
I will wear Purple!

When I am an old woman,
I shall wear purple - -
With a red hat which doesn't go,
and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves and satin sandles,
And say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
and gobble up samples in shops
and press alarm bells
and run with my stick along public railings,
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick 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 ago,
or only bread and pickles for a week,
and hoard pens and pencils
and beermats 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!

20 comments:

Kelly said...

I only recently read this poem, isn't it great?
I am soo looking forward to being able to wear purple and a red hat, and why not, throw in purple hair too just for fun!

kaye said...

great post--I'll be 50 this year, I think I'll wear purple and a red hat

thanks for visiting

pelfy said...

I am not old, but yet I am already wearing purple. LOL.

Cindy O said...

I love the color purple...so plan to be wearing one of those purple hats too!
Got my "purple" posted as well over at http://upcountrysmiles.com. Stop and visit.

Aloha,
Cindy

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Love it! Great post.

bing said...

usually the color purple is associated with the golden age.. but i wear purple dresses , too, and i am not that old! ha ha

Sherry said...

Wonderful! I didn't even think about the red hats and purple attire, although I'm quite familiar with them. I love the poem and always have.
I shared a purple poem this week also.

Tara R. said...

Ha! I love this. There is a Purple Ladies group in the town where I live.

Greyscale Territory said...

I don't know this poem at all, so reallly found every word a wonderful, stirring mix of smiles, a touch of irony and just a hint of sadness! But lots of inner strength is there to keep on living with impact!

Great post for purple!

Rach said...

Lol I'm obnly 26 but I love wearing purple, don't think I've got a red hat to match yet though :-)

SASSY MOM said...

Love the poem. Great choice! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Haha! I did wonder if someone would post this poem! It's a cute one. :)

I did purple, too. I hope you have time to see! http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-purple/

healingmagichands said...

I already wear purple, I didn't wait to be old. Love your image.

ancient one said...

Yes and I'm old enough to wear purple and the red hat...LOL Perfect for this week's theme!

Mira said...

Nice poem. I guess purple can be worn regardless of age. I won't wait till I get old, LOL.

Kim said...

What a great picture for this weeks theme. I love this poem and the groups.

Have a great weekend!

Mine's up...come on over.

Lorna said...

Great hair!!!

jam said...

Nice one! So different than others. Most of them are showing flowers this week. Well done!

storyteller said...

I seem to have missed your purple Photo Hunt even though I played on THREE of my blogs that week. I'm a retired teacher too ... enjoying my life each day ... gratefully counting my blessings,
Hugs and blessings,

dawn said...

I love it. I love purple but was unable to do the theme. I am cheating and scrolling down and reading others as I am looking at the theme of the week.