Jenny Joseph: 'I shall wear purple' poet dies aged 85

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Jenny Joseph: 'I shall wear purple' poet dies aged 85

Jan 23 2018

Jenny Joseph, whose poem "Warning" was twice voted Britain's favorite poem, has died at the age of 85.

It is perhaps best known for its opening lines: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple / With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me."

Despite it being about old age, Joseph was in her 20s when she wrote it - and never did like the color purple!

Source: BBC

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