Penelope

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



In the pathway of the sun,
  In the footsteps of the breeze,
Where the world and sky are one,
  He shall ride the silver seas,
    He shall cut the glittering wave.
I shall sit at home, and rock;
Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock;
Brew my tea, and snip my thread;
Bleach the linen for my bed.
    They will call him brave.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme ABABCDDEEC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 320
Words 64
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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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