Dorothy Parker

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

Finis


Now it's over, and now it's done;
Why does everything look the same?
Just as bright, the unheeding sun, --
Can't it see that the parting came?
People hurry and work and swear,
Laugh and grumble and die and wed,
Ponder what they will eat and wear, --
Don't they know that our love is dead?

Just as busy, the crowded street;
Cars and wagons go rolling on,
Children chuckle, and lovers meet, --
Don't they know that our love is gone?
No one pauses to pay a tear;
None walks slow, for the love that's through, --
I might mention, my recent dear,
I've reverted to normal, too.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie Savannah Collins (6/23/2014 7:03:00 PM)

    I absolutely adore this poem. It bedazzled me the first time I read it, much like all of her poems. I love the twist at the end as she reveals to her past love that she, like everyone else, is going on about her life. Life goes on, you must go on with it. (Report) Reply

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