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

  • 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

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  • 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
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  • 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

  • Rajnish Manga (9/14/2018 5:48:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. It reiterates the theory of ' For Tat' beautifully.
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  • Adrian Flett (9/14/2018 4:49:00 AM)

    There is some humour and pathos in this short poem. To do harm to others is often worse than having it done to you. (Report) Reply

  • (9/14/2018 2:42:00 AM)

    Good poets can express so much
    In such few words,
    They are certainly worth the while,
    Of being heard.
    (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (9/14/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    A terrific song on the fickle nature of human love. But the love Who Christ is is everlasting. A well penned verse by Dorothy. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (9/14/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    so brittle heart in split love (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2018 1:09:00 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 statement. Beautiful poem.
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  • Sheikh Shadi Marjan (6/10/2018 3:07:00 AM)

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

    Excellent Express.
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2018 11:55:00 AM)

    A very nice poem by Dorothy Parker /I would like to have met this woman in person is she dead or still alive? (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/30/2017 3:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful rhyming, lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2017 10:04:00 AM)

    tom allport
    nice write about what go's round come's round eventually? (Report) Reply

  • Shree Parno (10/21/2016 5:40:00 AM)

    About the poem 'A very short song' by Dorothy Parker
    Very nice poem. A sad thought is behind the story but on the other hand it has glittered this poem. Thank you very much for sharing this poem. (Report) Reply

    (3/2/2018 11:56:00 AM)

    The best place to live right now for social connection is probably in New Jersey in a town called Nutley!

  • (8/29/2016 5:44:00 AM)

    I love these short sweet poems (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (7/4/2016 3:47:00 AM)

    A touching poetry..... (Report) Reply

  • Darlan M Cunha (3/1/2016 2:49:00 AM)

    In the middle of the road there was a stone... (Carlos Drummond de Andrade) .
    And that, I think, is worse.
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  • Elisabeth Wingle (10/12/2015 3:47:00 PM)

    Dorothy Parker is my hero, or should I say Heroine? I never tire
    Of reading her.Such a remarkable wit!
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    Sara Militello (3/8/2016 4:14:00 PM)

    Dorothy Parker is also one of my favorites. I often wish she's have an easier time of living...but I often felt, learning of trials and tribulations, she must have felt so terribly lonely in her brain, being surrounded by so many of those who were intellectually inferior intellectually and often unworthy of her.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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