But Not Forgotten

Dorothy Parker 1893 (Long Branch) – 1967 (New York City)



I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget my hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head,
Nor all the tremulous things I said.
You still will see me, small and white
And smiling, in the secret night,
And feel my arms about you when
The day comes fluttering back again.
I think, no matter where you be,
You'll hold me in your memory
And keep my image, there without me,
By telling later loves about me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 478
Words 98
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

Dorothy Parker

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. more…

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