Dorothy Parker

Here you will find the Poem Bric-a-Brac of poet Dorothy Parker


Little things that no one needs -- 
Little things to joke about -- 
Little landscapes, done in beads. 
Little morals, woven out, 
Little wreaths of gilded grass, 
Little brigs of whittled oak 
Bottled painfully in glass; 
These are made by lonely folk. 

Lonely folk have lines of days 
Long and faltering and thin; 
Therefore -- little wax bouquets, 
Prayers cut upon a pin, 
Little maps of pinkish lands, 
Little charts of curly seas, 
Little plats of linen strands, 
Little verses, such as these.