New love, new love, where are you to lead me?
All along a narrow way that marks a crooked line.
How are you to slake me, and how are you to feed me?
With bitter yellow berries, and a sharp new wine.

New love, new love, shall I be forsaken?
One shall go a-wandering, and one of us must sigh.
Sweet it is to slumber, but how shall we awaken-
Whose will be the broken heart, when dawn comes by?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem The Last Question

4 Comments

  1. Tory Burch Flats says:

    i think that this peom is very true because most of the girls are like that
    when they start a new relationship…… i think that if the girls that
    acts like that reads this peom i think that they should realized what life
    is…….

  2. youngblood says:

    i think that this peom is very true because most of the girls are like that when they start a new relationship…… i think that if the girls that acts like that reads this peom i think that they should realized what life is……. life is not about relationship with a guy life is about enjoying…… but i think that this peom is very meantful to me…… i reallly liked it and alot of my friends cried saying that they didn’t know that before……but i got to go now…..

  3. Lisa says:

    the reason i chosed this poem is because i am writting an essay about her and i had to choose a poem from her and the one i chosed is “The Last Question” i thought this poem was an inspirable poem its true what she talks about the poem every girl when there at a point like that they dont know what to think or what to do thats why every girl feels the same way she was feeling whenever a woman or a young girl is about to start a relationship

  4. melissa v says:

    i think that this poem was good because many girls feel that way when they are about to start a new relationship.

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