Quotation by Jenny Joseph

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 sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
Jenny Joseph (b. 1932), British poet. Warning, Selected Poems [Jenny Joseph] (l. 1–4) (1992) Bloodaxe Books.
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