Comment Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,

Mrs. Kirk
Poem in Your Pocket Selection
April 2010
Oh, life is a glorious
cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that
can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
Dorothy Parker
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In “Comment” Parker is sarcastically commenting on the joy of life and the
infallibility of love. She believes the ideas that life is “glorious” and beautiful in
its unpredictability, and that love can never fail are about as accurate as her calling
herself a rich and famous queen. I chose “Comment” as my poem because I love
Dorothy Parker’s writing. Some might say she is depressing and cynical, but I
consider her realistic and insightful, and most of all, amusing. Neither life nor
love are perfect and it is foolish to think they are. I can still enjoy life and cherish
love even if they are flawed at times. In fact, I think I appreciate both even greater
because they are imperfect. Well said, Dorothy Parker, well said!