So, what do you know about Dorothy Parker? Me, not so much. I had made it to this point of my education without having read anything at all by her, so when I stumbled across her wonderful poem, "Resume," my eyes fairly gleamed in anticipation of finding books full of poems as witty, sharp, and satisfying as this one.
So far, I haven't found them. I've come across plenty of one-liners and anecdotes, but nothing that can match up to "Resume." Here are some that are at least in the same ballpark.
|Four be the things I am wiser to know:|
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye