Edna St. Vincent Millay (22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)
Only until this cigarette is ended
Only until this cigarette is ended,
A little moment at the end of all,
While on the floor the quiet ashes fall,
And in the firelight to a lance extended,
Bizarrely with the jazzing music blended,
The broken shadow dances on the wall,
I will permit my memory to recall
The vision of you, by all my dreams attended.
And then adieu,--farewell!--the dream is done.
Yours is a face of which I can forget
The colour and the features, every one,
The words not ever, and the smiles not yet;
But in your day this moment is the sun
Upon a hill, after the sun has set.
Edna St. Vincent Millay's Other Poems
- [Four Sonnets (1922)]
- A Visit To The Asylum
- Afternoon on a Hill
- An Ancient Gesture
- And do you think that love itself
- And you as well must die, belovèd dust
- Apostrophe To Man
- Ashes Of Life
- Autumn Daybreak
- Being Young And Green
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