Saturday, January 16, 2010

Penelope's Lament

He shall sail the seven seas,
I shall stay at home.
He shall drink in strange cities,
I shall drink alone.

He shall stride over foreign soil,
And dance upon the wave.
I shall sit, and spin, and toil--
They will call him brave.

Words & music by Carole Rose Livingston, based on Dorothy Parker's poem "Penelope"; Also inspsired by the title of Peggy Seeger's record album "Penelope isn't waiting anymore". (c) 1992

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