The Dorothy Parker Room*


Melville bores me,
Poe's too grim,
Ernest won't score me,
and Scott's out of gin.
Gertrude's cryptic,
Woolf's too deep,
Oscar wears lipstick--
I might as well sleep.

Diane Elayne Dees

*a room in the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. The hotel is famous for its author-themed rooms (sadly, the D.P. room is no longer there)

If you have any thoughts on this poem, Diane Elayne Dees would be pleased to hear them.