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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

  • Silver Star - 3,548 Points Naveed Khalid (9/19/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    What a treat for eyes! I seek no pleasure in stalwarts! I love the way the poem moves me with the pen. Great write. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 937 Points Queeny Gona (9/6/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Amazing write.Beautiful imagery. (Report) Reply

  • 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. An August Midnight , Thomas Hardy
  3. 3. A Calendar Of Sonnets: August , Helen Hunt Jackson
  4. 4. August Moonrise , Sara Teasdale
  5. 5. August , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  6. 6. August 1914 , Isaac Rosenberg
  7. 7. August , Boris Pasternak
  8. 8. August Moon , Emma Lazarus
  9. 9. Lines Written In August , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  10. 10. August 17th , Anne Sexton
  11. 11. In August , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  12. 12. August 8th , Anne Sexton
  13. 13. In August , Hamlin Garland
  14. 14. California Hills In August , Dana Gioia
  15. 15. A Call For August , Sandra Fowler
  16. 16. Dark August , Derek Walcott
  17. 17. August Moonlight , Richard Le Gallienne
  18. 18. [month Of] August , Hilaire Belloc
  19. 19. August In The City , Charles Hanson Towne
  20. 20. Sonnet Liii. August. , Christopher Pearse Cranch
  21. 21. The Fourth Of August , Robert Laurence Binyon
  22. 22. Last August Hours Before The Year 2000 , Naomi Shihab Nye
  23. 23. Harvest , Mary Naylor
  24. 24. Clouds Above The Sea , Philip Levine
  25. 25. In The Garden , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  26. 26. Far Off , Constantine P. Cavafy
  27. 27. In The Fields , Charlotte Mary Mew
  28. 28. Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 1 , Christopher Smart
  29. 29. Leudeman's-On-The-River , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  30. 30. (023) Resting Place (Haiku) , Melvina Germain
  31. 31. Nagasaki Days , Allen Ginsberg
  32. 32. Queen Of The Meadow , Sandra Fowler
  33. 33. The Four Seasons Of The Year. , Anne Bradstreet
  34. 34. ' [ Late August ] ' , Ency Bearis
  35. 35. #93 Poetry In Motion These Hands , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  36. 36. August Moon , Bonnie Collins
  37. 37. *809 Peridot Birthstone Of August , John Knight
  38. 38. The Sundew , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  39. 39. ! Song Of August! , Rema Prasanaa
  40. 40. Angel My Niece , Suzae Chevalier
  41. 41. On Lucretia Borgia’s Hair , Walter Savage Landor
  42. 42. Long Ago , Constantine P. Cavafy
  43. 43. For K. J., Leaving And Coming Back , Marilyn Hacker
  44. 44. The Austral Months , Henry Kendall
  45. 45. At A Meeting Of Friends , Oliver Wendell Holmes
  46. 46. The Sydney International Exhibition , Henry Kendall
  47. 47. The Dear Brown Head , Katharine Tynan
  48. 48. # 86 Haiku Snow Bound Solitude , A Poet Who Loves To Sing ... ..
  49. 49. You Can'T Have It All , Barbara Ras
  50. 50. (613) Rest Pussycat Rest (.. , Melvina Germain
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