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Friday, February 02, 2007

Second Annual Brigid in Cyberspace Poetry

Sonnet For The End Of A Sequence

So take my vows and scatter them to sea;
Who swears the sweetest is no more than human.
And say no kinder words than these of me:
"Ever she longed for peace, but was a woman!
And thus they are, whose silly female dust
Needs little enough to clutter it and bind it,
Who meet a slanted gaze, and ever must
Go build themselves a soul to dwell behind it."

For now I am my own again, my friend!
This scar but points the whiteness of my breast;
This frenzy, like its betters, spins an end,
And now I am my own. And that is best.
Therefore, I am immeasurably grateful
To you, for proving shallow, false, and hateful.

Dorothy Parker

(Thanks Mr. Knight, for guiding a love-sick teen to a woman of wit and wisdom!)

4 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for sharing!

3:44 PM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

It's a wonderful poem - I love Dorothy Parker!
I posted a poem too....
http://teareads.blogspot.com

8:48 PM  
Blogger deborah oak said...

dorothy parker!!! yippee!!!!!!!!
thanks for participating..the poetry seems endless, and the great blogs
as well.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Lovely poem!

Ruinwen
:)

8:33 AM  

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