Distance

Poem By Dorothy Parker

Were you to cross the world, my dear,
To work or love or fight,
I could be calm and wistful here,
And close my eyes at night.

It were a sweet and gallant pain
To be a sea apart;
But, oh, to have you down the lane
Is bitter to my heart.

Comments about Distance

It's hard to put words to how deeply sad this feels.
So creatively written and with a lot of classy style, so smooth.
very nice..that how dream is always better than reality
I love this one! it really has a lot of meaning to it! ;)


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Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
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Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
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Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head,
And drink your rushing words with eager lips,
And paint my mouth for you a fragrant red,
And trace your brows with tutored finger-tips.

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I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget my hands,

Resumé

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.