Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker
Long Branch / New Jersey
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Of A Woman, Dead Young

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If she had been beautiful, even,
Or wiser than women about her,
Or had moved with a certain defiance;
If she had had sons at her sides,
And she with her hands on their shoulders,
Sons, to make troubled the Gods-
But where was there wonder in her?
What had she, better or eviler,
Whose days were a pattering of peas
From the pod to the bowl in her lap?
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