Chant For Dark Hours

Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Book shop.
(Lady, make your mind up, and wait your life away.)


Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Crap game.
(He said he'd come at moonrise, and here's another day!)


Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Bar-room.
(Wait about, and hang about, and that's the way it goes.)


Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Woman.
(Heaven never send me another one of those!)


Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Golf course.
(Read a book, and sew a seam, and slumber if you can.)


Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Haberdasher's.
(All your life you wait around for some damn man!)

by Dorothy Parker

Comments (4)

I like the poem.I am memberizing the poem.It sounds beautiful and happy
In a period of Victorian confusion between faith and religion...Browning held the flag high of optimism....brave...sweet..light and indeed a lesson for all.....
I was taught this poem during my highschool studies. I liked it for its simple content and the optimism that world is safe in the hands of God. -M.S. Sridhar.
This is a poem I studies during my highschool studies. I liked it for its simplicity. The optimistic idea that the world is safe in God's hand is appealing to me.