One Perfect Rose Poem by Dorothy Parker

One Perfect Rose

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A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet -
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rich Reynolds 27 August 2006

dorothy parker is wonderful

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Barnicalboy Mermaidman 11 December 2014

mermaid man and barnacal boy say.............she spelt flower wrong

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Barnicalboy Mermaidman 11 December 2014

I rich Reynolds I see what you mean she is wonderful se showed the best time of my life last I hope she did hat to you too oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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mr man 02 February 2021

she is very materialistic

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Anonymous Person 27 September 2018

This is an absolutely wonderful poem! !

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Simons Mith 22 May 2018

'Cos Interflora don't do limousines. Duh.

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Douglas Scotney 20 March 2015

What Mae West might've written if she had time for more than a wise-crack

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Heard this recited in a Christmas movie...Sweet, succinct yet quite poetically compendious.

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Long Branch / New Jersey
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