Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker
Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.

From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following t ...
Popular Poems
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.
"Star Light, Star Bright--"
Star, that gives a gracious dole,
What am I to choose?
Oh, will it be a shriven soul,
Or little buckled shoes?
A Dream Lies Dead
A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
Importuning Life for life. Walk not in woe,
A Certain Lady
Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head,
And drink your rushing words with eager lips,
And paint my mouth for you a fragrant red,
And trace your brows with tutored finger-tips.
A Fairly Sad Tale
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,
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.
11 November 2014
Gratitude—the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.
11 November 2014
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
11 November 2014
Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.
11 November 2014
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.


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Suck my fat 30 January 2019
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S B 05 May 2014
short and sweet poems are brilliant by her!
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R C 21 February 2013
My heart soars when I hear dottie [3
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Pearlsof Poetry 19 May 2012
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Fred Babbin 09 December 2009
Dorothy Parker rings my bell - too loud and too clear.
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p.a. noushad 11 July 2008
beautiful is your creation.
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Rosa Jamali 01 June 2008
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.
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me 23 February 2021
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Marisa Samuels 22 September 2006
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.
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noone cares 23 February 2021
who tf cares
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Rufina Moor 28 August 2005
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!
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