By the time you swear you’re his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying –
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Dorothy Parker's poem Unfortunate Coincidence


  1. Bimal K.Srivastav says:

    Beneath the ostensible promises of passionate love, self betrayal and some selfish purpose lurks.

  2. Amanda says:

    This is one the most honest poems I have ever read, I know when you are with someone you are lieing to each other, but are you lieing to yourself too? I believe that there is no such thing as true love, because as with life eventually every relationship dies.

  3. Fili says:

    Love is never equal. That’s what makes it so powerful, I guess.

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