Joy stayed with me a night —
Young and free and fair —
And in the morning light
He left me there.

Then Sorrow came to stay,
And lay upon my breast
He walked with me in the day.
And knew me best.

I’ll never be a bride,
Nor yet celibate,
So I’m living now with Pride —
A cold bedmate.

He must not hear nor see,
Nor could he forgive
That Sorrow still visits me
Each day I live.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem Light of Love


  1. Money says:

    i think light of love was an amazing poem. i love Dorothy Parker`s work.

  2. PRIYANKA says:

    She achieves so much in a few words.. it is a pleasure reading every word, every line

  3. nicole mendietta says:

    light of love was a nice poem

  4. Erica says:

    Dorthy parker is so amazing, she writes the most beautiful poems between the ones i read.

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