Jenny Joseph (born 7 May 1932) is an English poet. Her poem Warning was identified as the UK's "most popular post-war poem" in a 1996 poll by the BBC.
Poem The sun has burst the sky
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.
When, old, woman, wear, red, hat, suit, meAnd, spend
I was raised to feel that doing nothing was a sin. I had to learn to do nothing.
raised, feel, doing, nothing, sin, learn
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