Dorothy Parker (22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)
Song Of One Of The Girls
Here in my heart I am Helen;
I'm Aspasia and Hero, at least.
I'm Judith, and Jael, and Madame de Stael;
I'm Salome, moon of the East.
Here in my soul I am Sappho;
Lady Hamilton am I, as well.
In me Recamier vies with Kitty O'Shea,
With Dido, and Eve, and poor Nell.
I'm of the glamorous ladies
At whose beckoning history shook.
But you are a man, and see only my pan,
So I stay at home with a book.
Poet Other Poems
- "Star Light, Star Bright--"
- A Certain Lady
- A Dream Lies Dead
- A Fairly Sad Tale
- A Pig's-Eye View Of Literature
- A Portrait
- A Very Short Song
- A Well-Worn Story
- After Spanish Proverb
- Alexandre Dumas And His Son
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.