August Poem by Dorothy Parker


Rating: 2.6

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces' pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.

Mofokeng Sylvester Molise 01 August 2018

I was bon in August the 18th 1985... so this poem is very special to me.

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Queeny Gona 06 September 2013

Amazing write.Beautiful imagery.

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Michael Lasalle 19 July 2012

The imagery is a beautiful realm where the words cast an open meadow of wild flowers rolling as far as the eyes can see, the sense of youth and eternity are entwined into one concept. What is time to a physical existence? And how do we control it? The mindset is a masterful play of pastel color and a depth that reaches new understanding.

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Jessica Hughes 26 March 2011

vivid contrast, the beginning and ending of youth

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 29 June 2009

Perfect imagery and vivid picturesque masterpiece! Clever and creative style that interweaves content with the meaning - amazing talent!

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
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