Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Love Song to Spring

In the style of Dorothy Parker

Behold the spring in all its glory!

(Believe that, I'll tell another story.)

Doff our winter hat and coat.

(Now allergies have us by the throat.)

Softly blow the April breezes.

(Causing itchy eyes and frequent sneezes.)

Gather the zinnias and nasturtiums.

(Toss 'em down the toilet and flursh 'em.)

Wreathe me in violet and daffodil.

(Someone get me a Benadryl.)

Roll me in heather and in clover!

(Wake me when this season's over!)

Dorothy Parker from J.J. Murphy’s Algonquin Round Table Mysteries likes to stay "in" during the spring---in night clubs, in speakeasies, inebriated…

The first book in the series, MURDER YOUR DARLINGS, is nominated for an Agatha Award in the Historical category. The second book, YOU MIGHT AS WELL DIE, is available now. Follow along at and at


  1. Flowers are everywhere--in trees and grasses!
    (Yellow fogs of pollen smudge your glasses.)

  2. That touched a chord -- ahhh-chew! Excuse me. Thanks.

  3. Congratulations on your nomination, JJ! I'm so excited for you.

    Love the poem. The pollen, eh, not so much.

    ~ Krista

  4. Not sure who this J.J. person is, Krista, but I'll accept thanks on his/her behalf.

    I can't take credit for the poem though. Thank the beautiful (lousy) flowers for that.