Dorothy Parker

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

Sight - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Unseemly are the open eyes
That watch the midnight sheep,
That look upon the secret skies
Nor close, abashed, in sleep;

That see the dawn drag in, unbidden,
To birth another day-
Oh, better far their gaze were hidden
Below the decent clay.

Comments about Sight by Dorothy Parker

  • Ursula Jacobs (3/25/2018 9:52:00 PM)

    I love the way she crafts a line, the way she lets you in. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: birth, sleep, sky

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

[Report Error]