skill at finding

My favorite poem of the week is from The Whitsun Weddings, Philip Larkin’s poem titled Ignorance:

Strange to know nothing, never to be sure
Of what is true or right or real,
But forced to qualify or so I feel,
Or Well, it does seem so:
Someone must know.

Strange to be ignorant of the way things work:
Their skill at finding what they need,
Their sense of shape, and punctual spread of seed,
And willingness to change;
Yes, it is strange,

Even to wear such knowledge – for our flesh
Surrounds us with its own decisions –
And yet spend all our life on imprecisions,
That when we start to die
Have no idea why.

I came across this vintage inspired dress a few weeks ago. It had a broken zipper. Trapped in the house during the hurricane weekend, I fixed it. I am loving it–the sherbet color, the silhouette, and the pattern on the fabric. Out of my many many dresses, I consider this is one of the two best finds. The other one is my DKNY, worn here.

Goodwill thrifted outfit details:
Tahari heels
Calvin Klein dress
Vintage olive green Coach Station shoulder bag – Salvation Army
Skinny belt – Goodwill Outlet
Ruby emerald pendant – ebay
Purple cocktail ring & brass/copper bangle

purple ring&belt

Linking up to Kileen’s Color Brigade.

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