Dorothy Parker

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

Afternoon - Poem by Dorothy Parker

When I am old, and comforted,
And done with this desire,
With Memory to share my bed
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Comments about Afternoon by Dorothy Parker

  • (10/21/2014 2:39:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem about aging and loss. I think Ms Parker must be every man's poet for I have yet to find any emotion she ever portrayed that did not match my own... (Report) Reply

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  • (3/14/2014 7:50:00 PM)

    And I will have a sprigged gown
    With lace to kiss my throat;
    I'll draw my curtain to the town,
    And hum a purring note.
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  • (8/15/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    simple, lucid and emotive. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (12/29/2009 8:42:00 AM)

    Appropriate title, witty humor but weighty wisdom here. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2009 8:37:00 PM)

    You'll find this lovely poem is more meaningful when you've reached 85, as I have. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2009 11:03:00 AM)

    How beautifully cruel. Like a dark grin. (Report) Reply

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