Dorothy Parker

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

Coda


There's little in taking or giving,
There's little in water or wine;
This living, this living, this living
Was never a project of mine.
Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is
The gain of the one at the top,
For art is a form of catharsis,
And love is a permanent flop,
And work is the province of cattle,
And rest's for a clam in a shell,
So I'm thinking of throwing the battle-
Would you kindly direct me to hell?

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: work, water, love

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Coda by Dorothy Parker )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Drained Of Everything, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Dawn, Winston Edgar Hall
  3. The Heart's Journey, Connie Marcum Wong
  4. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -35, Ronjoy Brahma
  5. Not To Take What They Do That Deep, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. Monoku, Connie Marcum Wong
  7. A Poem On Behalf Of Self, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. With prayers, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Everywhere I Go, Luc Leclaire
  10. Mississippi Moments, Connie Marcum Wong

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]