poet Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

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A Fairly Sad Tale

I think that I shall never know
Why I am thus, and I am so.
Around me, other girls inspire
In men the rush and roar of fire,
The sweet transparency of glass,
The tenderness of April grass,
The durability of granite;
But me- I don't know how to plan it.
The lads I've met in Cupid's deadlock
Were- shall we say?- born out of wedlock.
They broke my heart, they stilled my song,
And said they had to run along,
Explaining, so to sop my tears,
First came their parents or careers.
But ever does experience
Deny me wisdom, calm, and sense!
Though she's a fool who seeks to capture
The twenty-first fine, careless rapture,
I must go on, till ends my rope,
Who from my birth was cursed with hope.
A heart in half is chaste, archaic;
But mine resembles a mosaic-
The thing's become ridiculous!
Why am I so? Why am I thus?

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (10/16/2020 7:53:00 AM)

    Dorothy Parker was simply one of those rarities in modern poetry who could write and deliver choice poems to amaze and engage a reader.
    Her brilliant mind has left a brilliant legacy.
    Sleep well Dorothy Parker sleep well.
    And thank you.

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  • Angela Croft (10/14/2020 5:14:00 PM)

    This poem is by me not Dorothy Parker

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  • L Milton Hankins (9/15/2020 10:49:00 AM)

    This is one of my favorites, although anything by Dorothy Parker is worth the read! Her quick wit and sharp humor are always welcome.

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (6/29/2020 4:25:00 PM)

    A poem about the sad lament of a poetess let down by love and who wonders why she is different from others.
    A poem to end despondently by signifying hoe hard life can be for those who unable to conform to a so called society.
    A brilliant yet tragic poem drawn from Dorothy Parkers life.

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/24/2019 3:58:00 AM)

    born out of wedlock.
    They broke my heart, they stilled my song,
    And said they had to run along,
    Explaining, so to sop my tears,
    First came their parents or careers.

    great write 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++x10

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  • Beena Antony (6/1/2019 4:17:00 AM)

    Words from ur heart....I love sad poems

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  • wadded (4/15/2019 1:58:00 PM)

    this is awful no lie

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  • Shini (10/10/2018 4:10:00 AM)

    Another beautiful poetry I have read today ❤

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  • Klasy (4/5/2018 9:52:00 AM)

    thus is cute it made me cry..

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  • Sam SmithSam Smith (1/30/2018 10:44:00 AM)

    Such a hopeful person.

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  • Latoya moledi (1/20/2018 4:22:00 PM)

    WOW i really love this poem

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  • Frank AdieFrank Adie (1/7/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Great insight! Touching, educative and highly rhythmic. I like it.

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  • Philip Morgan (1/2/2018 4:53:00 AM)

    A poem raw from the heart

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  • Nelson Musonga (11/22/2017 7:48:00 PM)

    Huh,this has reminded me of memories of my childhood-well thought out

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  • 23/5 Four (5/5/2017 8:01:00 AM)

    really loved this one

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (4/17/2017 4:34:00 AM)

    Beauteous poem.......

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  • Kat AnomymousKat Anomymous (3/4/2017 5:41:00 AM)

    The rhyme scheme is good and and it seems well thought out. The meaning is easy to see. Thank you for sharing.

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