Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Alms

Rating: 2.9
My heart is what it was before,
A house where people come and go;
But it is winter with your love,
The sashes are beset with snow.

I light the lamp and lay the cloth,
I blow the coals to blaze again;
But it is winter with your love,
The frost is thick upon the pane..
I know a winter when it comes:
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COMMENTS
Heidi W 27 May 2017
ah...this made me cry. Evokes loneliness and solitude, and sadness.
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* Sunprincess * 15 November 2015
.........wonderful poem with an incredible metaphor....winter is painted very nicely ?
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Colleen Courtney 16 May 2014
Love this poem. Brings to mind a woman who has given up the chase and resigns herself to the fact that she's her if and when he wants. I find it kind of sad.
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