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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem Inventory

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  1. Fauna says:

    I like this poem, from the very first time I saw it here on the website, because it’s witty and wise, short and sweet.

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