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"Star Light, Star Bright--" - Poem by Dorothy Parker

Star, that gives a gracious dole,
What am I to choose?
Oh, will it be a shriven soul,
Or little buckled shoes?

Shall I wish a wedding-ring,
Bright and thin and round,
Or plead you send me covering-
A newly spaded mound?

Gentle beam, shall I implore
Gold, or sailing-ships,
Or beg I hate forevermore
A pair of lying lips?

Swing you low or high away,
Burn you hot or dim;
My only wish I dare not say-
Lest you should grant me him.


Comments about "Star Light, Star Bright--" by Dorothy Parker

  • Gold Star - 21,907 Points Amitava Sur (11/19/2014 1:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful prayer, remaining timid and submissive, only with an intense wish ...... Lest you should grant me him. ... too good (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 12,713 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (11/18/2014 11:08:00 PM)

    My only wish I dare not say-
    Lest you should grant me him.....

    Brilliant expression to expose the obsessive heart. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,013 Points John Richter (11/18/2014 12:31:00 PM)

    Sounds like Dorothy knew what she wanted - but was at the same time fearful that she would be granted him. Perhaps it had something to do with the mention of a liar.... Miss Parker was an absolute pistol! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Light

  1. 1. "Star Light, Star Bright--" , Dorothy Parker
  2. 2. Charge Of The Light Brigade , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. 3. The Light Wraps You , Pablo Neruda
  4. 4. A Light Exists In Spring , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. Tower Of Light , Pablo Neruda
  6. 6. Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Children Of Light , Robert Lowell
  8. 8. Altarwise By Owl-Light , Dylan Thomas
  9. 9. Light Is More Important Than The Lantern , Nizar Qabbani
  10. 10. Light , John Milton
  11. 11. A Light Woman , Robert Browning
  12. 12. The Changing Light , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  13. 13. Light Of Love , Dorothy Parker
  14. 14. Where Shadow Chases Light , Rabindranath Tagore
  15. 15. Foster The Light , Dylan Thomas
  16. 16. There's A Certain Slant Of Light (258) , Emily Dickinson
  17. 17. The Testimony Of Light , Carolyn Forché
  18. 18. Pity Me Not Because The Light Of Day , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  19. 19. Light , Rabindranath Tagore
  20. 20. Sudden Light , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  21. 21. Bearing The Light , Denise Levertov
  22. 22. A Toad Can Die Of Light! , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. More Light! More Light! , Anthony Evan Hecht
  24. 24. June Light , Richard Wilbur
  25. 25. Sonnet Xix: When I Consider How My Light.. , John Milton
  26. 26. Long Point Light , Mark Doty
  27. 27. Light Of Stars, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  28. 28. Light Hearted William , William Carlos Williams
  29. 29. Sonnet 88: When Thou Shalt Be Disposed T.. , William Shakespeare
  30. 30. Light Hearted Author , William Carlos Williams
  31. 31. Mellow Light , Sandra Fowler
  32. 32. The Light By The Barn , William Stafford
  33. 33. Two Figures In Dense Violet Light , Wallace Stevens
  34. 34. Improvisations: Light And Snow , Conrad Potter Aiken
  35. 35. Dance Unto The Light , Katrina S. Lucas
  36. 36. Light Between The Trees , Henry Van Dyke
  37. 37. The Light Of Other Days , Thomas Moore
  38. 38. Skin Of Light , Rene Daumal
  39. 39. Let There Be Light , Alison Cassidy
  40. 40. While Gazing On The Moon's Light , Thomas Moore
  41. 41. Sonnet 7: Lo, In The Orient When The Gra.. , William Shakespeare
  42. 42. My Love Is In A Light Attire , James Joyce
  43. 43. Light Shining Out Of Darkness , William Cowper
  44. 44. In A Light Time , Philip Levine
  45. 45. Light And Darkness , Esther Leclerc
  46. 46. Let The Light Enter , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  47. 47. Late Light , Philip Levine
  48. 48. Light And Warmth , Friedrich Schiller
  49. 49. They Are All Gone Into The World Of Light , Henry Vaughan
  50. 50. But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light , Richard Crashaw
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