A Dream Lies Dead

A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
Importuning Life for life. Walk not in woe,

by Dorothy Parker Click to read full poem

Comments (19)

A lovely petrarchan sonnet... It started me getting teary eyed...
A powerful poem! Thanks for sharing!
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I love this
I bow before your poetic craft.
The personification of dream! ! I liked it very much. Congratulations poet.
I really liked it it seems to me the extention of Dream by L. Huges.
I assume that this is being read by a robot. Is that right?
my choice so nice so inspirational poem..
Lovely, excellent choice of words and effective use of punctuation.
Dorothy is simply brilliant! !
heart warming write! helps to read when hope is dead.... and dreams a million miles away! very aptly put! last two lines were very good!
dreams are planned, reality is just exsicutive the planned.. to dream is reality, and for dream to becomes reality is what we always dream. Very inspirational poem..
It is a cheerful sort of sorrow. The kind when you are sad but you know there will be brighter skies ahead and you take that and you walk forward. Heartfelt: ]
This poem reveals one side of DP's character: her ineffable sadness. No machete-like wit. I like this poema lot.
' one little loveliness can be no more' = a dream Dorothy as always have been the image of the beautiful truth
Wow.. wow.. wow... this is a very very touchy poem. Pretty sadness. Ge'
How true...and how sad. No beauty can be as perfect as a dream we never see come true. Wonderful poem.
I thought it answers Langston Hughes 'Dream Deferred' this is a great piece of work. Langston Hughes Poetry of Pittsburgh