“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” Dorothy Parker


Dorothy Parker Production in Brazil _Dorothy Parker Society August 21, 2021

A Pair of Dorothy Parker Poems

On Being a Woman

Why is it, when I am in Rome
I’d give an eye to be at home,

But when in earth I be,

My soul is sick for Italy?

And why with you, my love, my Lord,
Am I spectacularly bored,
Yet do you up and leave me- then
I scream to have you back again?

Four be the things I am wiser to know:

Idleness, sorrows friend and a foe.

Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

In the video posted this morning, on the Conversation, Writer’s Institute Director Paul Grondahl discusses Dorothy Parker’s words, legacy, and a wild story about her final resting place with Kevin C Fitzpatrick.

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