Dorothy Parker

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

Oscar Wilde

Poem by Dorothy Parker

If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.

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  • Itapatricia Taaffe (8/4/2018 12:09:00 PM)

    Love it, she was such a wit. Love her (and him of course)(Report)Reply

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  • IlovePoetry (5/18/2018 9:20:00 AM)

    very good yes very very good mmmmm nice(Report)Reply

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  • juanita (1/7/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    n aphorism is a short, witty statement that usually reflects some truth about life.... Aphorisms are similar to proverbs. An epigram is a short poem that also expresses some truth, but it might have a sarcastic or humorous tone.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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