@meetapossum Try the second version of the poem (close to the bottom) in this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/2002/04/rose.htm
I can never think of the actual poem without thinking of that article's version.
It reminds me of the joke about accents in the north-east of England:
A woman walks into a hairdresser's in Ashington and says "I'd like a perm please". "Certainly, madam," says the hairdresser. "I wandered lernly as a clerd."
"Her favorite flower...is daffodils."
By angelan on The Spinsterhood Pie
100% commitment to seriously girly decorating ideals would probably be opposed by man.
By Linette on The Marriage Pie
@anachronistique RIGHT? Masquerade balls are better than weddings in all the ways.
The dress code: do your utmost to outshine the bride with the most fantastic outfit imaginable.
The ceremony: 30 seconds of talking followed by a full-scale musical number into which all the guests will be inexorably drawn.
The games: tricking anyone into thinking you are someone else is a mark of honor to be rewarded with infinite champagne.
By iceberg on The Marriage Pie
@anachronistique marry yourself like Jane Lynch on Glee
@Jizzcliner Don't twist yourself in knots over this, just brush it off, it'll fade in time.
But George Cooper is Alanna's!
I would watch the Wilkie Collins/Charles Dickens supernatural crime proceedural AND the Auden/Arendt sitcom. So that's two of us. HBO should get on these ideas immediately!
My house isn't even clean or nice but kids still make me nervous. WHAT IF I RUIN THEM