Treasure Island

Dorothy Parker

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

Guinevere at Her Fireside


A nobler king had never breath-
I say it now, and said it then.
Who weds with such is wed till death
And wedded stays in Heaven. Amen.

(And oh, the shirts of linen-lawn,
And all the armor, tagged and tied,
And church on Sundays, dusk and dawn.
And bed a thing to kneel beside!)

The bravest one stood tall above
The rest, and watched me as a light.
I heard and heard them talk of love;
I'd naught to do but think, at night.

The bravest man has littlest brains;
That chalky fool from Astolat
With all her dying and her pains!-
Thank God, I helped him over that.

I found him not unfair to see-
I like a man with peppered hair!
And thus it came about. Ah, me,
Tristram was busied otherwhere....

A nobler king had never breath-
I say it now, and said it then.
Who weds with such is wed till death
And wedded stays in Heaven. Amen.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: heaven, death, hair, light, god, night, wedding, thanks

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 (Guinevere at Her Fireside by Dorothy Parker )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Near faint beneath golden limes, Mark Heathcote
  2. Sakat Repertuar, Muzaffer Akin
  3. Caressing Beauty, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Slipping Away, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Waiting In Revlon's Waiting Area, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Mother & Daughter, Taimane Fanene
  7. Is This Love, John Foster
  8. Time without beginnings a better fiend, Mark Heathcote
  9. Pain Behind a fake Smile, Curtis Brown
  10. Faiths gate opens on a garden of peace, Mark Heathcote

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Touched by an Angel, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]