Love Poetry. Please gag me.

September 26, 2008 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

I am not a huge fan of love poetry. It’s all so sacron and overly practiced. Much like Jay Gatsby, love poetry is just too sentimental and romantic. I prefer raw emotion that cuts to the essence of an issue. I may not always succeed but I much prefer to struggle discussing the frothing blood pulsing through my fingertips than the waves of love licking at my heart. Sure this might be ironic. I am planning my wedding and am totally and ridiculously in love with my fiance. Nevertheless, I am just not into the cute feel-good and fuzzy steroetypical love poetry. That being said, for this post I am posting not a love poem that I wrote, but rather one that I am so incredibly inspired by. The poet mangaged to use those nausating sweet, and frankly horrible, traditional elements then twist them into a poem that left me contemplating more. Oh baby, how I love poetry!

Dorothy Parker
“One Perfect Rose”

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met. All tenderly his messenger he chose; Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet– One perfect rose. I knew the language of the floweret; “My fragile leaves,” it said, “his heart enclose.” Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.


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  • 1. Keyword Monday Already! « Touching Joy  |  July 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    […] very incovenient. i love my boyfriend poems – Go somewhere else. Unless you wish to seek Dorothy Parker. And if that’s the case get off your gold digging ass and do something eh! michael jackson […]


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