Ashes Of Life Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ashes Of Life

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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.

Love has gone and left me,—and the neighbors knock and
borrow,
And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse,—
And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow
There's this little street and this little house.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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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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Munish Kumar 27 March 2022

Go beyond 5 senses, You will find eveny thing Near You!

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M. Asim Nehal 27 March 2022

Love has gone and left me, —and the neighbors knock and borrow

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Chinedu Dike 27 March 2022

Nicely expressed thoughts and feelings, very heartfelt with strong emotions...

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Dr Dillip K Swain 27 March 2022

And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse, — And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow............Great ink!

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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