A comedy

Christopher Fry, The Lady’s Not for burning, A Comedy, Londres, Oxford University Press, 1949.


Are you going to be a serious
About such a mean allowance of breath as life is?
We’ll suppose ourselves to be caddis-flies
Who live one day. Do we waste the evening
Commiserating with each other about
The unhygienic conditions of our worm-cases?
For God’s sake, shall we laugh?
For what reason?