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Warning Print by Jenny Joseph - Warning Framed Poem by Jenny Joseph - When I Grow Old I Shall Wear Purple Poem - Poetry About Getting Old

Warning Print by Jenny Joseph - Warning Framed Poem by Jenny Joseph - When I Grow Old I Shall Wear Purple Poem - Poetry About Getting Old

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Warning Poem 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.
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 practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple

By Jenny Joseph.

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Professionally printed with Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink to acid free archival quality watercolour paper 220GSM oyster

Available in 6 sizes:

A4 (210 × 297mm)
A3 (420 x 297mm)
8x10 inches
11x14 inches
12x16 inches
13x19 inches

Frame poster hanger is made of solid oak wood and leather lace

Made in our London Studio, England

The only framing option we have is the oak hanger. The other images are for demonstration purposes only, as some customers like to purchase their prints from us and source their own frames locally.

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⭐ UK delivery aim: 1 working day
⭐ Europe delivery aim: 2-4 working days
⭐ U.S & Worldwide delivery aim: 3-5 working days

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