Dorothy Parker

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

A Very Short Song - Poem by Dorothy Parker

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.


Comments about A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker

  • Hassan Hayati (2/4/2019 11:37:00 PM)

    very brave to admit, many of people do not dare, and ignore the others' feeling very easy. (Report) Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (2/4/2019 10:28:00 PM)

    Both are bad- - Heartbreak, and breaking another's heart.
    Well- penned by Dorothy Parker, who certainly knew her material (read her Bio through.)
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  • (2/4/2019 3:48:00 PM)

    A Poetic gem from a much underrated poet. Dorothy Parker's incisive mind is one of my greatest delights in modern literature. sadly i think she chose men with less care than her words. But a quite unforgettable woman. (Report) Reply

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  • Bill Cantrell (2/4/2019 8:43:00 AM)

    To break another’s heart is to break our own as well, a precious gem of a poem here, fully worthy of the recognition that poemhunter gives it, I loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (2/4/2019 8:11:00 AM)

    Love is tender as well as ruthless! (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (2/4/2019 7:18:00 AM)

    This short song captures well a childlike feel. As adults we can appreciate the perspective it gives in the last two lines. It’s one thing to be hurt. But many are the regrets to being an instrument of hurt. -GK (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2019 5:47:00 AM)

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

  • (2/4/2019 5:25:00 AM)

    Bad side of a nobel human behavior, expressed very lucidly. Very touching indeed. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (2/4/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    Nice poem of love which, unfortunately, ends in a heart-break.
    Thanks.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (2/4/2019 3:11:00 AM)

    Once there was a heart I broke;
    And that, I think, is worse. love, breaking off, pain and suffering. very good poem. tony
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/4/2019 12:49:00 AM)

    A pretty cute lovely poem by Dorothy Parker..... (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2019 12:36:00 AM)

    one kind of introspection

    greatly written and great poetic expression

    10+++
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  • (1/10/2019 12:02:00 PM)

    Once I was there too
    With what I just had-
    It never was like you
    For I am just a lad.

    But love is bad for a bloke,
    When love doesn’t nurse.
    For he will then just choke;
    And pay, more out of his purse.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/13/2018 9:51:00 PM)

    A Very Short Song, a lovely poem. It has the voice and tone of a child. Especially created, so that suits the young age as meant in this poem, I reckon. A lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Skati (10/25/2018 7:09:00 PM)

    It is really a great poem and a lovely song. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (9/14/2018 3:33:00 PM)

    Loveless song
    Sad one
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2018 8:19:00 AM)

    Memories! ! Someone let me sad! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/14/2018 7:11:00 AM)

    Such a sweet poem on breaking of heart. Sad and touching. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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