I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget my hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head,
Nor all the tremulous things I said.
You still will see me, small and white
And smiling, in the secret night,
And feel my arms about you when
The day comes fluttering back again.
I think, no matter where you be,
You’ll hold me in your memory
And keep my image, there without me,
By telling later loves about me.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem But Not Forgotten

2 Comments

  1. dory says:

    simple words, heavy heart.
    very familiar. Dorothy obviously felt the words she put so beautifully on paper.

  2. rebekah says:

    what a lovely way to describe the seperation and rememberance of a past love.

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