Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Ashes Of Life

Rating: 3.1

Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike;
Eat I must, and sleep I will,—and would that night were
here!
But ah!—to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!
Would that it were day again!—with twilight near!

Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;
This or that or what you will is all the same to me;
But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through,—
There's little use in anything as far as I can see.

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Adeeb Alfateh 22 July 2019

Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do; This or that or what you will is all the same to me; But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through, — There's little use in anything as far as I can see. beautiful poem great write 10++++++++++++++++++++++

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Colleen Courtney 16 May 2014

The lonely hours of surviving a broken heart. Been there and it's so very aptly put when she speaks of can't wait for night to fall but then can't wait for it to end. Spot on!

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Frank Lambert 14 August 2009

I kinda like this one. I'm gonna have to come back to find out why.

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