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

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But Not Forgotten

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.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


Read poems about / on: memory, night, smile

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    This is my fav poem..... read it, it would remind you about something.

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