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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saturday Rave: A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker.

Dorothy Parker is most famous for her New York wit. This annoyed her, rather (though it made her some fast friends and helped to earn her a living) because her main work was writing reviews, plays, short stories, screen plays, essays and poems.

Here she is:

Young Dorothy Parker.jpg

and here is one of her poems.

It's wonderful.

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad -
Broke my brittle heart in two,
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke:
And that, I think, is worse.

Dorothy Parker died at the age of seventy three. 

She left her estate to Martin Luther King Jr.

Her ashes remained unclaimed for seventeen years.

Word To Use Today: true. This word true was triewe in Old English. It's related to the Old High German truwi, loyal, and the English word trust.

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