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

  • 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.
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  • (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

  • Tom Allport (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.

  • (8/27/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    Hate may kill you once but betrayal kills you for life.
    Hate may kill you but love is why you're alive.
    Hate may kill you but love won't let you die.
    And that, I think, is worse.
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  • (8/25/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    Love is not the opposite of hate. Selfless love is needy so love is hate. Josef Fritzl loved Elisabeth so much, he needed to keep her in a basement dungeon for 26 years. Some women do something similar with marriage. (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2014 7:43:00 PM) know, love is like making a have to break a few eggs.... (Report) Reply

  • Anna Boukna (3/27/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    This poem is so catchy and it indicates that everywhere you go, you hearts bound to be broken so watch out everybody just kidding! ;) (Report) Reply

  • Jemima Rivas (3/18/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    And that i think is worse This is a wonderful poem it's timeless (Report) Reply

  • Sai Vijaya Mahalakshmi (3/15/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Its not just a poem ever lasting history experience of every human in certain age and stage, Dorothy Parker understood the worse on the name of the Love. The poet is most eligible for more regards and appreciation in my long words to the very short but sweet and hot poem (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/7/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    Brittle hearts are meant to break
    With love or feelings betrayed
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  • (3/23/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    parker was an ineffable poet! (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Dorothy Parker possessed such a sharp wit
    that before she opened mouth
    people would laugh out-loud
    anticipating a marvelous quip
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  • Sylva Portoian (11/2/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    Simple and clear...
    Real Hearty Rhyme
    How can't be dear...!
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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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