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Edna St. Vincent Millay

(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)

Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

161. When the Year grows Old 1/4/2003
162. When We Are Old And These Rejoicing Veins 1/13/2003
163. Whereas At Morning In A Jeweled Crown 1/13/2003
164. Wild Swans 1/13/2003
165. Witch-Wife 1/13/2003
166. Wraith 1/13/2003

The Leaf And The Tree

When will you learn, myself, to be
a dying leaf on a living tree?
Budding, swelling, growing strong,
Wearing green, but not for long,
Drawing sustenance from air,
That other leaves, and you not there,
May bud, and at the autumn's call
Wearing russet, ready to fall?
Has not this trunk a deed to do

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