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Dorothy Parker - The Flaw in Paganism

Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!

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Poet: Dorothy Parker
Poem: 7. The Flaw in Paganism
Volume: Death and Taxes
Year: Published/Written in 1931
Poem of the Day: Jan 23 2002

Comment 4 of 4, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 12:16 PM.

I think this short but sweet poem captures the very essence of the 1920's, live for today as if you are going to die tomorrow, but you never do....drink and have the best time of your life until that actually happens...that was the 1920's right?

Rose from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on May 1st, 2005 at 11:25 AM.

I happen to like the poem, I use it often to tell peole why I do not drink.

Joe from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 31st, 2005 at 2:15 PM.

I don't think Dorothy took herself or her poetry even all that seriously. This poem makes me think of just how we literally feel after a night of careless drinking and debauchery. This poem isn't meant to moralize, but is simply an observation.

Melissa Trout from United States

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