Song in a Minor Key
Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 107. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
1There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
2 And wayward vines go roaming,
3Where the lilacs nod, and a marble god
4 Is pale, in scented gloaming.
5And at sunset there comes a lady fair
6 Whose eyes are deep with yearning.
7By an old, old gate does the lady wait
8 Her own true love's returning.
9But the days go by, and the lilacs die,
10 And trembling birds seek cover;
11Yet the lady stands, with her long white hands
12 Held out to greet her lover.
13And it's there she'll stay till the shadowy day
14 A monument they grave her.
15She will always wait by the same old gate, --
16 The gate her true love gave her.
Publication Start Year:
Life (Oct. 5, 1922): 7.
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