Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker
Long Branch / New Jersey
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A Dream Lies Dead

Rating: 3.8
A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
Importuning Life for life. Walk not in woe,
But, for a little, let your step be slow.
And, of your mercy, be not sweetly wise
With words of hope and Spring and tenderer skies.
A dream lies dead; and this all mourners know:

Whenever one drifted petal leaves the tree-
Though white of bloom as it had been before
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Whatever soulmate 13 April 2021
Has the dream died?
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Konab Ghazanfar 13 April 2021
just stunning
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Fawaz Argof 25 February 2021
when somebody is completely had enough from disappoint of people and failure in some point of life, he just feels like this is it, but as long as we breath we mustn't give up.
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MAHTAB BANGALEE 14 February 2021
dream in imperfect head becomes dead before the perfect world!
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Ask Whatever 13 February 2021
Dream is not dead
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Kesav Venkat Easwaran 26 December 2020
Nicely written sonnet. I endorse Mr Cronick's excellent comment
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Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020
A brilliant poem about a thing of beauty that helps bring balance to the world. Then the tragic death of this dream reflects the imperfectness as well as reducing the beauty that exists in this world.
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Davis gloff 09 December 2019
A lovely petrarchan sonnet... It started me getting teary eyed...
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Ruta Mohapatra 30 June 2018
A powerful poem! Thanks for sharing!
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Billy 21 June 2018
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