Dorothy Parker

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

Comments about Dorothy Parker

  • Rookie S B (5/5/2014 5:51:00 PM)

    short and sweet poems are brilliant by her!

    11 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • Rookie R C (2/21/2013 11:05:00 PM)

    My heart soars when I hear dottie [3

  • Rookie Pearlsof Poetry (5/19/2012 1:28:00 AM)

    It’s cool how you can create so many different poems and sentences with just a few words. Brillant post!

    But i Loved this poem more -
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  • Rookie Fred Babbin (12/9/2009 1:05:00 PM)

    Dorothy Parker rings my bell - too loud and too clear.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,928 Points p.a. noushad (7/11/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    beautiful is your creation.

  • Rookie - 3 Points Rosa Jamali (6/1/2008 2:18:00 PM)

    Simple, honest, sharp and friendly! It's so hard to create simplicity in poetry.Using colloquial language with a sharp sense of humour. It seems a little cruel, as she judges life.

  • Rookie Marisa Samuels (9/22/2006 4:45:00 PM)

    In Dorothy Parker's 'The Dark Girl's Rhyme', there is an error. It's 'folk of mud and flame', not 'folk of mud and name.' Every Dorothy Parker reference on the internet (that I have found) has the same error.

  • Rookie Nicoletta Mura (8/28/2005 6:46:00 PM)

    I adore Dorothy Parker!
    She is one of the most amazing writers and women, with her witty sense of humor and her sarcasm. I love her!

Best Poem of Dorothy Parker

A Very Short Song

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.

Read the full of A Very Short Song


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;

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