Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker Poems

161. Chant For Dark Hours 1/13/2003
162. Anecdote 1/13/2003
163. Epitaph 1/13/2003
164. Ballade At Thirty-Five 1/3/2003
165. The Choice 1/13/2003
166. Distance 1/13/2003
167. Symptom Recital 1/13/2003
168. After Spanish Proverb 1/13/2003
169. Fair Weather 1/13/2003
170. Ballade Of Unfortunate Mammals 1/3/2003
171. A Pig's-Eye View Of Literature 1/13/2003
172. The Trusting Heart 1/3/2003
173. Unfortunate Coincidence 1/3/2003
174. Men 1/13/2003
175. Bohemia 1/13/2003
176. Penelope 1/13/2003
177. Indian Summer 1/13/2003
178. Autumn Valentine 1/13/2003
179. Coda 1/13/2003
180. August 1/13/2003
181. Frustration 1/3/2003
182. Ballade Of A Great Weariness 1/13/2003
183. A Portrait 1/13/2003
184. One Perfect Rose 1/3/2003
185. A Well-Worn Story 1/13/2003
186. Afternoon 1/13/2003
187. Resumé 1/3/2003
188. A Fairly Sad Tale 1/13/2003
189. But Not Forgotten 1/13/2003
190. A Certain Lady 1/3/2003
191. A Dream Lies Dead 1/3/2003
192. "Star Light, Star Bright--" 1/13/2003
193. A Very Short Song 1/13/2003

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  • S B (5/5/2014 5:51:00 PM)

    short and sweet poems are brilliant by her!

  • R C (2/21/2013 11:05:00 PM)

    My heart soars when I hear dottie [3

  • Pearlsof Poetry (5/19/2012 1:28:00 AM)

    It’s cool how you can create so many different poems and sentences with just a few words. Brillant post!

    But i Loved this poem more -
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  • Fred Babbin (12/9/2009 1:05:00 PM)

    Dorothy Parker rings my bell - too loud and too clear.

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (7/11/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    beautiful is your creation.

  • Rosa Jamali (6/1/2008 2:18:00 PM)

    Simple, honest, sharp and friendly! It's so hard to create simplicity in poetry.Using colloquial language with a sharp sense of humour. It seems a little cruel, as she judges life.

  • Marisa Samuels (9/22/2006 4:45:00 PM)

    In Dorothy Parker's 'The Dark Girl's Rhyme', there is an error. It's 'folk of mud and flame', not 'folk of mud and name.' Every Dorothy Parker reference on the internet (that I have found) has the same error.

  • Rufina Moor (8/28/2005 6:46:00 PM)

    I adore Dorothy Parker!
    She is one of the most amazing writers and women, with her witty sense of humor and her sarcasm. I love her!

Best Poem of Dorothy Parker

A Very Short Song

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.

Read the full of A Very Short Song

Song In A Minor Key

There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
And wayward vines go roaming,
Where the lilacs nod, and a marble god
Is pale, in scented gloaming.
And at sunset there comes a lady fair
Whose eyes are deep with yearning.
By an old, old gate does the lady wait
Her own true love's returning.

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