November 4, 2009

Hump Day Poetry: Dorothy Parker

Posted in Books, Poetry at 9:33 pm by The Lizard Queen

Song of One of the Girls

Here in my heart I am Helen;
I’m Aspasia and Hero, at least.
I’m Judith, and Jael, and Madame de Stael;
I’m Salome, moon of the East.

Here in my soul I am Sappho;
Lady Hamilton am I, as well.
In me Recamier vies with Kitty O’Shea,
With Dido, and Eve, and poor Nell.

I’m of the glamorous ladies
At whose beckoning history shook.
But you are a man, and see only my pan,
So I stay at home with a book.

—Dorothy Parker

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2 Comments »

  1. azfree said,

    Dorothy Parker is one of my favorite poets! Thanks for posting. This was a wonderful way to start the day.

  2. John said,

    I very strongly love Dorothy Parker.


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