Dorothy Parker

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


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.

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  • Genevieve (9/27/2018 9:35:00 PM)

    It's hard to put words to how deeply sad this feels.(Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baelloCynthia 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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  • Aashish Ameya (4/29/2008 6:04:00 AM)

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

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  • Jenna Hyde (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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