Monday, November 06, 2006

Love Song

My own dear love, he is strong and bold
   And he cares not what comes after.
His words ring sweet as a chime of gold,
   And his eyes are lit with laughter.
He is jubilant as a flag unfurled --
   Oh, a girl, she'd not forget him.
My own dear love, he is all my world --
   And I wish I'd never met him.

My love, he's mad, and my love, he's fleet,
   And a wild young wood-thing bore him!
The ways are fair to his roaming feet,
   And the skies are sunlit for him.
As sharply sweet to my heart he seems
   As the fragrance of acacia.
My own dear love, he is all my dreams --
   And I wish he were in Asia.

My love runs by like a day in June,
   And he makes no friends of sorrows.
He'll tread his galloping rigadoon
   In the pathway of the morrows.
He'll live his days where the sunbeams start,
   Nor could storm or wind uproot him.
My own dear love, he is all my heart --
   And I wish somebody'd shoot him.



--Dorothy Parker

4 comments:

michi said...

oh yes. yes. i love it. she was great. i just quoted "thought for a sunshiny morning" to someone yesterday. :)

thanks.

mx

jenni said...

lol at that last line!

Valerie Loveland said...

Dorothy Parker is always so cute.

Suzanne said...

I *heart* Dorothy Parker!