Reading Poetry

Jan 30, 2005 07:30 # 32204

Demiurgic *** throws in her two cents...

Dorothy Parker

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I'm sure if your into poetry than you probably already heard of Dorothy Parker. If you haven't, you really should read a couple of her poems. She is very witty... that's what I like about her. I re-typed a few of her poems below...

Unfortunate Coincidence

By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying --
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.


Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

One Perfect Rose

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet--
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
"My fragile leaves," it said, "his heart enclose."
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

It is better to be pissed off than pissed on.

This post was edited by Demiurgic on Jan 30, 2005.

Feb 07, 2005 10:01 # 32544

rosyxxx *** agrees...

Dorothy Parker Rules!

Ooh! A fellow Dorothy Parker fan!

I live by Resume.

I love another poem of hers...

I think I shall wear
my heart on my sleeve
like a wet red stain.

X marks the spot in rosy red blood.

There was a movie that I saw about a decade ago about Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Roundtable. It was a group of literati who frequented the Algonquin Hotel. I believe that is in New York proper, but I could be wrong. It has been known to happen. :)

Anyway, I wondered if I was Dorothy Parker renincarnated for a moment... and then scrapped the idea... but I love her poetry.

Ditto Sylvia Plath. As well as Charles Bukowski. Also Pablo Neruda and Mary Oliver. Edna St. Vincent Millay (my mom's favorite poet... though, you'd think at times she was more the Sylvia Plath/Dorothy Parker type... hey, if you can't laugh at misery... whatcha gonna do?) :)

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.

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