Dorothy Parker

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

Bric-A-Brac - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Little things that no one needs --
Little things to joke about --
Little landscapes, done in beads.
Little morals, woven out,
Little wreaths of gilded grass,
Little brigs of whittled oak
Bottled painfully in glass;
These are made by lonely folk.

Lonely folk have lines of days
Long and faltering and thin;
Therefore -- little wax bouquets,
Prayers cut upon a pin,
Little maps of pinkish lands,
Little charts of curly seas,
Little plats of linen strands,
Little verses, such as these.

Comments about Bric-A-Brac by Dorothy Parker

  • Rookie John Michener (9/6/2008 9:08:00 AM)

    Parker was a humorist but much of her poetry such as this one is sad and lonely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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