Epitaph for a Darling Lady
Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 27. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
1All her hours were yellow sands,
2Blown in foolish whorls and tassels;
3Slipping warmly through her hands;
4Patted into little castles.
5Shiny day on shiny day
6Tumble in a rainbow clutter,
7As she flipped them all away,
8Sent them spinning down the gutter.
9Leave for her a red young rose,
10Go your way, and save your pity;
11She is happy, for she knows
12That her dust is very pretty.
Publication Start Year:
New York World (Aug. 3, 1925): 11.
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