Dorothy Parker

Here you will find the Poem Lines On Reading Too Many Poets of poet Dorothy Parker

Lines On Reading Too Many Poets

Roses, rooted warm in earth,
 Bud in rhyme, another age;
Lilies know a ghostly birth
 Strewn along a patterned page;
Golden lad and chimbley sweep
 Die; and so their song shall keep.

Wind that in Arcadia starts
 In and out a couplet plays;
And the drums of bitter hearts
 Beat the measure of a phrase.
Sweets and woes but come to print
 Quae cum ita sint.