Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker
Long Branch / New Jersey
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Ballade At Thirty-Five

Rating: 3.0
This, no song of an ingénue,
This, no ballad of innocence;
This, the rhyme of a lady who
Followed ever her natural bents.
This, a solo of sapience,
This, a chantey of sophistry,
This, the sum of experiments, --
I loved them until they loved me.

Decked in garments of sable hue,
Daubed with ashes of myriad Lents,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 February 2019
Marvelous poem rich in rhyme, rhythm and maturity as also human traits of doing the things knowingly without caring for the consequences.
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Bia Sohma 21 March 2008
this is such an amazing poem!
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