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Suzanne White

Author • Adventuress • Astrologer

Life on the Run

When I am an Old Woman...

by Suzanne White - on Monday, December 10, 2018
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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.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

And run my stick along the public railings

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick flowers in other people's gardens

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go

Or only bread and pickle for a week

And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

And pay our rent and not swear in the street

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

 

 

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Author Suzanne White

About Suzanne White

Best-selling Author/Astrologer Suzanne White is American, but she has lived all her adult life in France. In 1971, she began writing articles for women's magazines and by 1975 had written her first book about Chinese Astrology. Suzanne has published six best-selling books on both Western and Chinese Astrology. She has been dubbed the "High Priestess" of both Chinese & Western Astrologies by her readers and critics from around the world. All of Suzanne White's books remain in print and all are available as e-books. Since 1995, White has been a continued presence on the Internet, at first working for both AOL and Disney sites. In 2001, she started her own web site .