I SHALL COME BACK
by Dorothy Parker ( PR interview)
I shall come back without fanfaronade
of wailing wind and graveyard panoply;
but, trembling, slip from cool Eternity —
a mild and most bewildered little shade.
I shall not make sepulchral midnight raid,
but softly come where I had longed to be
in April twilight's unsung melody,
and I, not you, shall be the one afraid.
Strange, that from lovely dreamings of the dead
I shall come back to you, who hurt me most.
You may not feel my hand upon your head,
I'll be so new and inexpert a ghost.
Perhaps you will not know that I am near —
and that will break my ghostly heart, my dear.
(Sadly, due wholly, I am sure to the fact that she is fully and completely dead, Dorthy Parker's BTS Interview has been delayed until further notice -pub.)
Instead, please click on the link below
Featured Poem of the month
Bone - Meal by Dennis Aguinaldo
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo works at the Department of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
If you know a literary sort, a poet, an author, a teacher of literature, or just a truly all around interesting character, and you think it might be fun to get their thoughts down on "paper". Let us know, if you have contact info, all the better, but we have our ways....