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Roundel

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



She's passing fair; but so demure is she,
So quiet is her gown, so smooth her hair,
That few there are who note her and agree
  She's passing fair.

Yet when was ever beauty held more rare
Than simple heart and maiden modesty?
What fostered charms with virtue could compare?

Alas, no lover ever stops to see;
The best that she is offered is the air.
Yet- if the passing mark is minus D-
She's passing fair.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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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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