Dorothy Parker

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

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

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  • Bronze Star - 2,463 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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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