When I consider, pro and con,
What things my love is built upon-
A curly mouth; a sinewed wrist;
A questioning brow; a pretty twist
Of words as old and tried as sin;
A pointed ear; a cloven chin;
Long, tapered limbs; and slanted eyes
Not cold nor kind nor darkly wise-
When so I ponder, here apart,
What shallow boons suffice my heart,
What dust-bound trivia capture me,
I marvel at my normalcy.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem The Searched Soul

1 Comment

  1. Jacinta B. says:

    Dorothy here states how, although we women believe our values of men go beyond the shallowness of appearance, we can always be so easily swayed by a handsome face and charming words.

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