Dorothy Parker

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

A Well-Worn Story

Poem by Dorothy Parker

In April, in April,
My one love came along,
And I ran the slope of my high hill
To follow a thread of song.

His eyes were hard as porphyry
With looking on cruel lands;
His voice went slipping over me
Like terrible silver hands.

Together we trod the secret lane
And walked the muttering town.
I wore my heart like a wet, red stain
On the breast of a velvet gown.

In April, in April,
My love went whistling by,
And I stumbled here to my high hill
Along the way of a lie.

Now what should I do in this place
But sit and count the chimes,
And splash cold water on my face
And spoil a page with rhymes?


Comments about A Well-Worn Story by Dorothy Parker

  • Richard Wlodarski (12/23/2019 2:33:00 PM)

    An excellent write! And that last line is a real stunner!(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (12/23/2019 9:07:00 AM)

    A story told in a very interesting way. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (12/23/2019 7:27:00 AM)

    if we write poetry, a consolation of a bad experience might be a poem we write about it. -gk(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (12/23/2019 5:21:00 AM)

    Now what should I do in this place
    But sit and count the chimes,
    And splash cold water on my face
    And spoil a page with rhymes? very good poem(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (12/23/2019 4:04:00 AM)

    Month of April
    where every step of feeling,
    every breathing
    walks by the bloomed flowers of spring,
    whispers with the butterflies flying..................///(Report)Reply

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (12/23/2019 1:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful words expressed.
    Though a shame there are trolls that have time to waste commenting. If only they could be removed from PH.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/23/2019 1:50:00 AM)

    Cold water! !
    On the of a velvet gown! !


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Micheal Jackson (11/30/2018 4:22:00 AM)

    This poems more dead than me :)(Report)Reply

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  • J.K Rowling (11/30/2018 4:18:00 AM)

    At least now you're dead you can't write anymore poems lol.(Report)Reply

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  • Ali Ortac (11/30/2018 4:09:00 AM)

    salamwaalakum, this is a very bad poem, no me gusta. you should stop making poems(Report)Reply

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  • Micheal Jackson (11/30/2018 3:57:00 AM)

    HE HE, this poem ded lol retire, btw im still dead(Report)Reply

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  • J.K Rowling (11/30/2018 3:56:00 AM)

    A Well Dead story more like. I read this to my grandma and she hated it, and she's deaf!(Report)Reply

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  • Zidan Akyol (11/30/2018 3:55:00 AM)

    Such a splendid poem i love it(Report)Reply

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  • Micheal Jackson (11/30/2018 3:53:00 AM)

    HE HE, this is bad poem.(Report)Reply

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  • J.K Rowling (11/30/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    A Well Dead story more like. My grandma hated it when I read it to her, and she is deaf.(Report)Reply

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  • Simon Armitage (11/30/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    My poem better lol this is bad(Report)Reply

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  • William Shakespeare (11/30/2018 3:50:00 AM)

    HELLO, me again. This is a dead poem please stop... Thanks, William(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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