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Short poem

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)


              1Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
              2A medley of extemporanea;
              3And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
              4And I am Marie of Roumania.


4] Marie of Roumania: Marie Alexandra Victoria (1875-1938), born in Kent, England, the daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and the former Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Ferdinand of Romania in 1893, became Queen of the Romanians in 1914, and served as a nurse in World War I. They had six children. In November 1927 Marie made a triumphant tour of the United States, cut short because she had to return home for her dying husband.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 55. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
First publication date: 16 August 1925
Publication date note: New York World (Aug. 16, 1925): V-3.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1999.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/6

Rhyme: abab

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