Sorrow: Dorothy Parker

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Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion

Dorothy Parker

(I prefer this to Wordsworth’s better-known aphorism – with which she is obviously playing-

All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Lyrical Ballads, preface, 2nd edition (1801).)
The illustration is by Kamira via Shutterstock
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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