Dorothy Parker

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

Distance - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Were you to cross the world, my dear,
To work or love or fight,
I could be calm and wistful here,
And close my eyes at night.

It were a sweet and gallant pain
To be a sea apart;
But, oh, to have you down the lane
Is bitter to my heart.


Comments about Distance by Dorothy Parker

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (7/8/2009 6:43:00 AM)


    So creatively written and with a lot of classy style, so smooth. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2008 6:04:00 AM)


    very nice..that how dream is always better than reality (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2007 5:17:00 PM)


    I love this one! it really has a lot of meaning to it! ;) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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