Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 106. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
1The ladies men admire, I've heard,
2Would shudder at a wicked word.
3Their candle gives a single light;
4They'd rather stay at home at night.
5They do not keep awake till three,
6Nor read erotic poetry.
7They never sanction the impure,
8Nor recognize an overture.
9They shrink from powders and from paints ...
10So far, I've had no complaints.
Publication Start Year
New York World (Aug. 16, 1925): V-3.
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