Dorothy Parker

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

But Not Forgotten - Poem by Dorothy Parker

I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget my hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head,
Nor all the tremulous things I said.
You still will see me, small and white
And smiling, in the secret night,
And feel my arms about you when
The day comes fluttering back again.
I think, no matter where you be,
You'll hold me in your memory
And keep my image, there without me,
By telling later loves about me.


Comments about But Not Forgotten by Dorothy Parker

  • Jo Leo (9/17/2015 4:42:00 AM)

    Beautiful! I really like this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (7/13/2015 7:58:00 AM)

    You will not soon forget my hands; with the muss of life and love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (7/13/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    Beautifully written poem! This is definitely a 10++++++! (Report) Reply

  • Thabani Khumalo Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.j (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (10/21/2014 2:31:00 PM)

    Absolutely perfect in every way, each line only inviting zeal for the next... Big fan of Dorothy...... (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (7/8/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    Perfect and profound. Comparison is the best form of flattery, as one is used as the 'standard' others need to measure up to. Great write as always. (Report) Reply

  • Gaurav Mittal (7/9/2007 12:50:00 PM)

    An absolutely wonderful poem. I have really taken a strong liking to the poetry of Dorothy Parker. (Report) Reply

  • penguin4ever theyrox (12/6/2006 8:53:00 PM)

    This is my fav poem..... read it, it would remind you about something. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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