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Comment 6 of 36, added on March 8th, 2012 at 3:00 PM.
JG7z3I Really enjoyed this post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.
Microsoft OEM Software
Comment 5 of 36, added on June 12th, 2005 at 12:15 PM.
Amazing stuff! This seems to sum up life as we know it! Mundane and vapid
for the most part - but is it really that difficult to make choices more
interesting? Definite food for thought...
Divya from India
Comment 4 of 36, added on April 14th, 2005 at 12:45 PM.
I'm fascinated by this poem, even though English isn't even my
mothertongue. I love it.
Comment 3 of 36, added on February 4th, 2005 at 3:51 PM.
I really enjoyed this poem. I first heard of it on the American popular
television show "Gilmore Girls" when Rory went to a dance with her
boyfriend Dean and he found the book in her purse. I think Dorothy must
have had a bad life and wanted to end it badly. I have seen this reaction
in many of her poems. She has one entitled Epitaph that might be of
interest to anyone that read this poem.
from United States
Comment 2 of 36, added on November 20th, 2004 at 1:46 AM.
This poem i find beautifully nostalgic, despite it's depressing outlook on
life. Dorothy is saying theres not much substance in giving,taking, water
and wine and that life, or her life, she never chose. She speaks of the
struggle to make it to the top, which gives little reward in itself, and
perhaps referrs to the trials life poses. She speaks of love being a
constant dissapointment and work something for animals - monotonous. That
no respite is given and she is thinking of giving up the challenge of
living her life. The last line may be sarcasm; 'this life is so
hard/tedious/unrewarding that if it's not hell, id like to see anything
Comment 1 of 36, added on October 20th, 2004 at 9:59 AM.
This poem is interesting. I think ilike dorothy parker. I am in the 11th
grade and i am doing my Junior research project on Dorothy Parker because
she is just like me: Sarcastic, Bitchy, and has had her heart broken one
too many times.
from United States
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