Dorothy Parker

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

One Perfect Rose - Poem by Dorothy Parker

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A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet -
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.


Comments about One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker

  • Silver Star - 4,294 Points Douglas Scotney (3/20/2015 8:19:00 PM)

    What Mae West might've written if she had time for more than a wise-crack (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,058 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/6/2015 2:57:00 AM)

    Heard this recited in a Christmas movie...Sweet, succinct yet quite poetically compendious. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:15:00 AM)

    ispelt spelt wrong der da der be da ya gimmie that @#! $ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:11:00 AM)

    mermaid man and barnacal boy say.............she spelt flower wrong (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    I rich Reynolds I see what you mean she is wonderful se showed the best time of my life last I hope she did hat to you too oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rich Reynolds (8/27/2006 1:54:00 PM)

    dorothy parker is wonderful (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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