poet Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

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One Perfect Rose

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Anonymous Person (9/27/2018 10:21:00 PM)

    This is an absolutely wonderful poem! !

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  • Simons Mith (5/22/2018 8:54:00 PM)

    'Cos Interflora don't do limousines. Duh.

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  • Douglas Scotney (3/20/2015 8:19:00 PM)

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

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/6/2015 2:57:00 AM)

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

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  • Barnicalboy MermaidmanBarnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:15:00 AM)

    ispelt spelt wrong der da der be da ya gimmie that @#! $

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  • Barnicalboy MermaidmanBarnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:11:00 AM)

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

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  • Barnicalboy MermaidmanBarnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    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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  • Rich Reynolds (8/27/2006 1:54:00 PM)

    dorothy parker is wonderful

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