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August - Poem by Dorothy Parker

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces' pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.


Comments about August by Dorothy Parker

  • Rookie Mofokeng Sylvester Molise (8/1/2018 3:27:00 AM)

    I was bon in August the 18th 1985... so this poem is very special to me. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,545 Points Queeny Gona (9/6/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Amazing write.Beautiful imagery. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Michael Lasalle (7/19/2012 4:09:00 PM)

    The imagery is a beautiful realm where the words cast an open meadow of wild flowers rolling as far as
    the eyes can see, the sense of youth and eternity are entwined into one concept. What is time to a physical existence? And how do we control it? The mindset is a masterful play of pastel color and a depth that
    reaches new understanding. (Report) Reply

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Poems About August

  1. 1. August , Dorothy Parker
  2. 2. Dark August , Derek Walcott
  3. 3. August , Boris Pasternak
  4. 4. August 8th , Anne Sexton
  5. 5. August 17th , Anne Sexton
  6. 6. August 1914 , Isaac Rosenberg
  7. 7. An August Midnight , Thomas Hardy
  8. 8. A Call For August , Sandra Fowler
  9. 9. A Calendar Of Sonnets: August , Helen Hunt Jackson
  10. 10. California Hills In August , Dana Gioia
  11. 11. August , Hans Christian Andersen
  12. 12. August Moonrise , Sara Teasdale
  13. 13. Remorse. (From August Von Platen) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. 14. In August , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  15. 15. August Moon , Bonnie Collins
  16. 16. ' [ Late August ] ' , Ency Bearis
  17. 17. [month Of] August , Hilaire Belloc
  18. 18. Composed By The Sea-Side, Near Calais, A.. , William Wordsworth
  19. 19. Composed Near Calais, On The Road Leadin.. , William Wordsworth
  20. 20. The Shepherd's Calendar - August , John Clare
  21. 21. Calais, August 1802 , William Wordsworth
  22. 22. Calais, August 15, 1802 , William Wordsworth
  23. 23. August Leading... , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  24. 24. August Moon , Emma Lazarus
  25. 25. August , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26. 26. (be Strong Now) My Night With Her In Au.. , Justin Gildow
  27. 27. ! Song Of August! , Rema Prasanaa
  28. 28. Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803 I.. , William Wordsworth
  29. 29. A Book Of Strife In The Form Of The Diar.. , George MacDonald
  30. 30. ***********on August 21,2008 , Frank Lisa IndiRa Francesca ..
  31. 31. August , Edith Nesbit
  32. 32. Lines Written In August , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  33. 33. Grant At Rest-- August 8, 1885 , James Whitcomb Riley
  34. 34. August , James Whitcomb Riley
  35. 35. Two In August , John Crowe Ransom
  36. 36. I Am Sorry Pakistan On 14th August, Inde.. , Shamin Bashir Shah
  37. 37. August Hands , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  38. 38. The Shepheardes Calender: August , Edmund Spenser
  39. 39. August , Jean Blewett
  40. 40. Last August Hours Before The Year 2000 , Naomi Shihab Nye
  41. 41. August , Elinor Morton Wylie
  42. 42. *809 Peridot Birthstone Of August , John Knight
  43. 43. Climbing Milestone Mountain, August 22, .. , Kenneth Rexroth
  44. 44. The Wind’s Tidings In August 1870 , Augusta Davies Webster
  45. 45. 15th August,1998 In India , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  46. 46. Mid-August , Duncan Campbell Scott
  47. 47. August Tidings , Usha Pisharody
  48. 48. It Was August I Remember, I Remember Whe.. , Sean Joyce
  49. 49. In August , Katharine Lee Bates
  50. 50. August Is The Dying Month , Wanda Swim Strunk
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