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Dorothy Parker

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

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  • S B (5/5/2014 5:51:00 PM)

    short and sweet poems are brilliant by her!

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

    My heart soars when I hear dottie [3

  • 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 -
    http: //pearlsofpoetry.tk/babys-world/

  • Fred Babbin (12/9/2009 1:05:00 PM)

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

  • p.a. noushad (7/11/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    beautiful is your creation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Song in a Minor Key

There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
And wayward vines go roaming,
Where the lilacs nod, and a marble god
Is pale, in scented gloaming.
And at sunset there comes a lady fair
Whose eyes are deep with yearning.
By an old, old gate does the lady wait
Her own true love's returning.

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