Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Midnight Oil - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—
The years that Time take off my life,
He'll take from off the other end!


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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 11:42:00 AM)

    Hmm....not sure what to make of this poem for some reason. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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