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Author: PARKER, DOROTHY
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Parker, Dorothy    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
79 poems available by this author


A CERTAIN LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head
Subject(s): Deception


A HYMN OF HATE    Poem Text    
First Line: I hate the drama
Last Line: It cuts in on my sleep.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Hate; Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906); Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862-1949); Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets


ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I never thought that heaven would lose its blue
Last Line: I never thought they would, and I was right.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


AFTER A SPANISH PROVERB    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, mercifullest one of all,
Subject(s): Friendship


BALLADE AT THIRTY-FIVE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Women - Middle Aged


CHANT FOR DARK HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some men, some men
Subject(s): Women


CODA    Poem Text    
First Line: There's little in taking or giving
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Love


COMMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song
Subject(s): Love


CONDOLENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: They hurried here, as soon as you had died
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DAY-DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: We'd build a little bungalow
Last Line: To string along as two.


DILEMMA    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were mild, and I were sweet,
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


EPITAPH FOR A DARLING LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: All her hours were yellow sands,
Subject(s): Women; Beauty


EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some men break your heart in two,
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


FABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, there once was a lady, and so I've been told,
Subject(s): Friendship; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


FIGHTING WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Say my love is easy had
Subject(s): Love


FINIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it's over, and now it's done;
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


FOLK SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Other lads, their ways are daring
Last Line: Naturally, I do not.
Subject(s): Love


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should we set these hearts of ours above
Subject(s): Love


FULFILMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not sit and sigh for wealth untold
Last Line: It's what I've got.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THE HAPPIEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I know I have been happiest at your side;
Subject(s): Love


IDYL    Poem Text    
First Line: Think of the things that can never come true
Last Line: Isn't it great that it never can be?


INSCRIPTION FOR THE CEILING OF A BEDROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Daily dawns another day;
Subject(s): Beds; Conduct Of Life


INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Her mind lives in a quiet room,
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


INTERVIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: The ladies men admire, I've heard,
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Likes & Dislikes; Male-female Relations


INVENTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Subject(s): Self


ISEULT OF BRITTANY    Poem Text    
First Line: So delicate my hands, and long,
Subject(s): Hands


LETTER FROM LESBIA,    Poem Text    
First Line: ...So, praise the gods, catullus is away!
Last Line: The stupid fool! I've always hated birds….
Subject(s): Catullus, Gaius Valerius (84-54 B.c.); Man-woman Relationships; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


LINES ON READING TOO MANY POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses, rooted warm in earth,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


LOVE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: My own dear love, he is strong and bold
Subject(s): Love


LYRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: How the arrogant iris would wither and fade
Subject(s): Nature


MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I hate men
Subject(s): Men; Hate


MOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Unless I yield my love to you, you swear
Last Line: Ah, love, if I could only count on that!
Subject(s): Love


MORAL TALES FOR THE YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: Maude, the brightest of the sex
Last Line: Nicer children do not steal.


NEWS ITEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Men seldom make passes
Subject(s): Mnemonics


NOCTURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Always I knew that it could not last
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


OBSERVATION    Poem Text    
First Line: If I don't drive around the park,
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


OF A WOMAN, DEAD YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: If she had been beautiful, even
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ON BEING A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Why is it, when I am in rome
Subject(s): Love; Soul; Women


ONE PERFECT ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A single flow'r he sent me, since we met
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


PARABLE FOR A CERTAIN VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, ponder, friend, the porcupine;
Subject(s): Wit & Humor


PARTIAL COMFORT    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose love is given over-well
Subject(s): Love; Wit & Humor


PATTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave me to my lonely pillow.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


PENELOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the pathway of the sun
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Penelope (Mythology); Ulysses; War; Odysseus


PLEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Secrets, you said, would hold us two apart
Subject(s): Secrets


PRAYER FOR A NEW MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The things she knew, let her forget again
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


PROPHETIC SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Because your eyes are slant and slow
Subject(s): Doubt; Skepticism


REQUIESCAT    Poem Text    
First Line: To-night my love is sleeping cold
Subject(s): Love; Death; Dead, The


RESUME    Poem Text    
First Line: Razors pain you; / rivers are damp
Last Line: You might as well live.
Subject(s): Suicide


REUBEN'S CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Accursed from their birth they be
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


ROMANCE AND SEX: UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: By the time you swear you're his
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Mnemonics


RONDEAU REDOUBLÉ (AND SCARCELY WORTH THE TROUBLE, AT THAT)    Poem Text    
First Line: The same to me are sombre days and gay.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


SECOND LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: So surely is she mine,' you say, and turn
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


SOCIAL NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, lady, should you meet
Subject(s): Mnemonics


SONG FOR THE FIRST OF THE MONTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Money cannot fill our needs
Last Line: Laugh the landlord off with that!
Subject(s): Money


SONG IN A MINOR KEY    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


SONG OF AMERICAN RESIDENT IN FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, we are the bold expatriate band!
Subject(s): Immigration & Emigration; France


SONG OF THE OPEN COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: When lights are low, and the day has died
Last Line: That I am living right here in town.
Subject(s): Country Life


SONGS OF A MARKEDLY PERSONAL NATURE: SOMEBODY'S STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is what I vow
Last Line: This is what I know.
Variant Title(s): Somebody's Song


SUPERFLUOUS ADVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Should they whisper false of you,
Subject(s): Advice


SYMPTOM RECITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not like my state of mind;
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Likes & Dislikes; Love - Beginnings


TEMPS PERDU    Poem Text    
First Line: I never may turn the loop of a road
Subject(s): Nature


THE EVENING PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: You know the bloom, unearthly white
Subject(s): Evening Primroses


THE FAR-SIGHTED MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark though the clouds, they are silver-lined
Last Line: (this is what fetches the bacon home.)


THE GENTLEST LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: They say he was a serious child
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


THE GUNMAN AND THE DEBUTANTE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals


THE LAST QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: New love, new love, where are you to lead me?
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


THE LEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The friends I made have slipped and strayed,
Subject(s): Friendship


THE LITTLE OLD LADY IN LAVENDER SILK    Poem Text    
First Line: I was seventy-seven, come august
Subject(s): Love


THE MAID-SERVANT AT THE INN    Poem Text    
First Line: It's queer, she said; I see the light
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


THE PASSIONATE FREUDIAN TO HIS LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Only name the day, and we'll fly away
Subject(s): Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939); Love


THEORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Into love and out again
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers


THREAT TO A FICKLE LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet lady sleep, befriend me
Subject(s): Women


TO MY DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: I often wonder why on earth
Last Line: That women always fall for.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TOMBSTONES IN THE STARLIGHT: 3. THE ACTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Her name, cut clear upon this marble cross
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: By the time you swear you're his
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Lies


VERSE FOR A CERTAIN DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Love has gone a-rocketing.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


WITH BEST WISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Glad christmas day once more has come
Last Line: "and a highly colored copy of ""that old sweetheart of mine."
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Gifts; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


WOODLAND SONG    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Flowers