Treasure Island

Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

A Dream Lies Dead


A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
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  • Malini Kadir (5/23/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    heart warming write! helps to read when hope is dead.... and dreams a million miles away! very aptly put! last two lines were very good! (Report) Reply

  • Zaarah Jasmin (3/21/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    dreams are planned, reality is just exsicutive the planned.. to dream is reality, and for dream to becomes reality is what we always dream. Very inspirational poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Yekaterina Bezpalaya (12/24/2008 10:31:00 AM)

    It is a cheerful sort of sorrow. The kind when you are sad but you know there will be brighter skies ahead and you take that and you walk forward.

    Heartfelt: ] (Report) Reply

  • John Michener (8/30/2008 9:43:00 AM)

    This poem reveals one side of DP's character: her ineffable sadness. No machete-like wit. I like this poema lot. (Report) Reply

  • Li Away (3/31/2008 9:58:00 AM)

    ' one little loveliness can be no more' = a dream

    Dorothy as always have been the image of the beautiful truth (Report) Reply

  • Gombar Annamaria (12/26/2007 10:07:00 AM)

    How true...and how sad. No beauty can be as perfect as a dream we never see come true. Wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Lewis Colyar (5/10/2007 7:43:00 AM)

    I thought it answers Langston Hughes 'Dream Deferred' this is a great piece
    of work.
    Langston Hughes Poetry of Pittsburgh (Report) Reply

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