I cannot rest, I cannot rest
In straight and shiny wood,
My woven hands upon my breast–
The dead are all so good!
Ophelia by John Everett Millais
The earth is cool across their eyes;
They lie there quietly.
But I am neither old nor wise;
They do not welcome me.
Where never I walked alone before,
I wander in the weeds;
And people scream and bar the door,
And rattle at their beads.
We cannot rest, we never rest
Within a narrow bed
Who still must love the living best–
Who hate the pompous dead!
Ophelia by Alexandre Cabanel
Words from The White Lady by Dorothy Parker
Since I decided to give my lungs a break and move onto an elegant alternative, the neo e-cigarette, I began to imagine myself as a modern day Dorothy Parker… puffing away languidly and toying with my neo, as she would have done a cigarette in its holder.
“I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host.” ― Dorothy Parker
“Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)” ― Dorothy Parker
“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” ― Dorothy Parker
“The ladies men admire, I’ve heard, Would shudder at a wicked word. Their candle gives a single light, They’d rather stay at home at night. They do not keep awake ’till three, Nor read erotic poetry. They never sanction the impure, Nor recognize an overture. They shrink from powders and from paints… So far I’ve had no complaints.”― Dorothy Parker
“I shudder at the thought of men….I’m due to fall in love again” ― Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. She was the most talked-about woman of her day, notorious as the hard-drinking bad girl with a talent for stinging repartee and endlessly quotable one-liners. The decadent 1920s and 1930s in New York were a time of great experiment and excitement for women, and Dorothy Parker was able to expose both the dazzle and the darkness of the era.
Neo e-cigarettes are available to buy online via www.neocig.co.uk