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07 March 2010 @ 09:43 pm
Poem Meme  
When you see this, post a poem to your own journal.

In April, in April,
My one love came along,
And I ran the slope of my high hill
To follow a thread of song.

His eyes were hard as porphyry
With looking on cruel lands;
His voice went slipping over me
Like terrible silver hands.

Together we trod the secret lane
And walked the muttering town.
I wore my heart like a wet, red stain
On the breast of a velvet gown.

In April, in April,
My love went whistling by,
And I stumbled here to my high hill
Along the way of a lie.

Now what should I do in this place
But sit and count the chimes,
And splash cold water on my face
And spoil a page with rhymes?
~Dorothy Parker


Résumé

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.

Dorothy Parker,
Enough Rope


 
 
 
RAPTORFACEglitter_my_glam on March 8th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
LOIS. LOIS. OMG LOIS. DOROTHY PARKER IS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER. HOW DID YOU KNOW LOIS? OMG.
Lois: Clark :: Filled With Dorky Gleekalalanekent on March 8th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
OMG, REALLY?!?! COULD THIS POSSIBLY SHOW MORE SIBLING RELATION HERE?!?!?! I HAVE TOTALLY ALWAYS LOVED DOT PARKER! TELL ME YOU'VE SEEN MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE!!!
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Lois: Lois :: Grinkalalanekent on March 8th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Which one?
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Lois: Lois :: Grinkalalanekent on March 8th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
I love the second because it's great advice. Better to bear it and stumble onward. The first one I learned in high school. but Jennifer Jason Leigh's recitation of it in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle just broke my heart.
dj_intheuk: Bryan Singerdj_intheuk on March 8th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
I love the second poem :)
Lois: Lois :: Mischeviouskalalanekent on March 9th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
It totally makes me think of myself in high school. Dying of teenage misery was just too much work. ;)