Dorothy Parker

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

Inscription For The Ceiling Of A Bedroom - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Daily dawns another day;
I must up, to make my way.
Though I dress and drink and eat,
Move my fingers and my feet,
Learn a little, here and there,
Weep and laugh and sweat and swear,
Hear a song, or watch a stage,
Leave some words upon a page,
Claim a foe, or hail a friend-
Bed awaits me at the end.

Though I go in pride and strength,
I'll come back to bed at length.
Though I walk in blinded woe,
Back to bed I'm bound to go.
High my heart, or bowed my head,
All my days but lead to bed.
Up, and out, and on; and then
Ever back to bed again,
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall-
I'm a fool to rise at all!


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  • (6/26/2008 1:17:00 AM)


    the best poet ever.
    truly.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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