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A Fairly Sad Tale - Poem by Dorothy Parker

I think that I shall never know
Why I am thus, and I am so.
Around me, other girls inspire
In men the rush and roar of fire,
The sweet transparency of glass,
The tenderness of April grass,
The durability of granite;
But me- I don't know how to plan it.
The lads I've met in Cupid's deadlock
Were- shall we say?- born out of wedlock.
They broke my heart, they stilled my song,
And said they had to run along,
Explaining, so to sop my tears,
First came their parents or careers.
But ever does experience
Deny me wisdom, calm, and sense!
Though she's a fool who seeks to capture
The twenty-first fine, careless rapture,
I must go on, till ends my rope,
Who from my birth was cursed with hope.
A heart in half is chaste, archaic;
But mine resembles a mosaic-
The thing's become ridiculous!
Why am I so? Why am I thus?


Comments about A Fairly Sad Tale by Dorothy Parker

  • Rookie Klasy (4/5/2018 9:52:00 AM)

    thus is cute it made me cry.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 50 Points Sam Smith (1/30/2018 10:44:00 AM)

    Such a hopeful person. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Latoya moledi (1/20/2018 4:22:00 PM)

    WOW i really love this poem (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sad

  1. 1. A Sad Child , Margaret Atwood
  2. 2. A Fairly Sad Tale , Dorothy Parker
  3. 3. ‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  5. 5. Be Not Sad , James Joyce
  6. 6. A Sad State Of Freedom , Nazim Hikmet
  7. 7. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  8. 8. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  9. 9. Sad , Cristina Geanta
  10. 10. For A Sad Lady , Dorothy Parker
  11. 11. Baseball's Sad Lexicon , Franklin Pierce Adams
  12. 12. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad , Alfred Edward Housman
  13. 13. My Sad Captains , Thom Gunn
  14. 14. To The Sad Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  15. 15. Bored And Sad , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  16. 16. Sad-Eyed And Soft And Grey , William Morris
  17. 17. With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb's.. , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. Close Those Sad Sad Eyes , Beautiful Grim
  19. 19. Sad Is Stupid , Alison Cassidy
  20. 20. Sad Green Eyes , Linda Ori
  21. 21. Sit Down, Sad Soul , Barry Cornwall
  22. 22. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All Th.. , Delmore Schwartz
  23. 23. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains , Anonymous Olde English
  24. 24. Peacock Story 8 - A Sad Poem , Alison Cassidy
  25. 25. Sad Song , Rahel Bluwstein
  26. 26. The Bad Season Makes The Poet Sad , Robert Herrick
  27. 27. Phantasmagoria Canto Vii ( Sad Souvenaun.. , Lewis Carroll
  28. 28. The Lacking Sense Scene.--A Sad-Coloured.. , Thomas Hardy
  29. 29. Sonnet Xxxi: With How Sad Steps, O Moon , Sir Philip Sidney
  30. 30. Sad Sad Day , Laura Green
  31. 31. I Sing A Sad Song , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  32. 32. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  33. 33. To A Sad Girl , Uriah Hamilton
  34. 34. A Sad Sad Story , Joyce Hemsley
  35. 35. Sonnet Iii: With How Sad Steps , Sir Philip Sidney
  36. 36. .sad Girl , YURI DURAAN
  37. 37. Sad Cypress , koyel mitra
  38. 38. Sonnet: Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From.. , William Lisle Bowles
  39. 39. The Sad Day , Thomas Flatman
  40. 40. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. Sad , Sylvia Chidi
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  43. 43. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism , Michael Shepherd
  44. 44. The Sad Shepherd , William Butler Yeats
  45. 45. Happy & Sad , Sumita Datta
  46. 46. Sad And Lonely , Taher Shemaly
  47. 47. Mad And Sad , Samantha Guinen
  48. 48. The Sad Bastards Club , Francesca Johnson
  49. 49. Sad Eyes , Mariana Zita
  50. 50. Languid, And Sad, And Slow, From Day To .. , William Lisle Bowles
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