Dorothy Parker

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

A Very Short Song - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.


Comments about A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker

  • Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (10/12/2015 3:47:00 PM)

    Dorothy Parker is my hero, or should I say Heroine? I never tire
    Of reading her.Such a remarkable wit! (Report) Reply

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  • John Vincent (8/27/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    Hate may kill you once but betrayal kills you for life.
    Hate may kill you but love is why you're alive.
    Hate may kill you but love won't let you die.
    And that, I think, is worse. (Report) Reply

  • John Vincent (8/25/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    Love is not the opposite of hate. Selfless love is needy so love is hate. Josef Fritzl loved Elisabeth so much, he needed to keep her in a basement dungeon for 26 years. Some women do something similar with marriage. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/22/2014 7:43:00 PM)

    ..........you know, love is like making a cake....you have to break a few eggs.... (Report) Reply

  • Anna Boukna Anna Boukna (3/27/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    This poem is so catchy and it indicates that everywhere you go, you hearts bound to be broken so watch out everybody just kidding! ;) (Report) Reply

  • Jemima Rivas (3/18/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    And that i think is worse This is a wonderful poem it's timeless (Report) Reply

  • Sai Vijaya Mahalakshmi Sai Vijaya Mahalakshmi (3/15/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Its not just a poem ever lasting history experience of every human in certain age and stage, Dorothy Parker understood the worse on the name of the Love. The poet is most eligible for more regards and appreciation in my long words to the very short but sweet and hot poem (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/7/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    Brittle hearts are meant to break
    With love or feelings betrayed (Report) Reply

  • Aditi Magotra (3/23/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    parker was an ineffable poet! (Report) Reply

  • Carlos Echeverria (3/14/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Dorothy Parker possessed such a sharp wit
    that before she opened mouth
    people would laugh out-loud
    anticipating a marvelous quip (Report) Reply

  • Sylva Portoian (11/2/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    Simple and clear...
    Real Hearty Rhyme
    How can't be dear...! (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    Parker is a brilliant poetess and remarkable in her skill at adding with and humor to her poems. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 9:59:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 9:59:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 9:58:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Jemima (2/2/2008 9:20:00 PM)

    has such a flowing rhythm.... it's great to read out loud.
    short, sweet n simple. fantastic. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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