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Dorothy Parker

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

Prayer For A Prayer


Dearest one, when I am dead
Never seek to follow me.
Never mount the quiet hill
Where the copper leaves are still,
As my heart is, on the tree
Standing at my narrow bed.

Only of your tenderness,
Pray a little prayer at night.
Say: "I have forgiven now-
I, so weak and sad; O Thou,
Wreathed in thunder, robed in light,
Surely Thou wilt do no less."

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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