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Dorothy Parker

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

Distance


Were you to cross the world, my dear,
To work or love or fight,
I could be calm and wistful here,
And close my eyes at night.

It were a sweet and gallant pain
To be a sea apart;
But, oh, to have you down the lane
Is bitter to my heart.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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