Every love’s the love before
In a duller dress.
That’s the measure of my lore-
Here’s my bitterness:
Would I knew a little more,
Or very much less!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem Summary


  1. Jay Orin says:

    It is better to be either very ignorant or very wise when it comes to love. Wise enough to stay away from love, or ignorant enough not to know when it hurts you.

  2. r says:

    Succinct, she has a clear idea of what she is saying, yet the poem itself is a little vague

  3. ashish says:

    this one is exuberant. god nos from where did she get the idea

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