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One Perfect Rose
One Perfect Rose
by Dorothy Parker

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"One Perfect Rose" is a pretty simple little poem. There are no crazy, outdated words, and the sentences are nice and short. The poem's colloquial language also makes us feel as though we are talking to somebody directly, not reading poetry. Who said poetry has to be impossible to be pretty?

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