First Fig Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

First Fig

Rating: 3.8


My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 03 April 2016

in ITALIAN: Primo Fico La mia candela brucia da entrambi i lati; Non durerà oltre la notte; Ma vi dirò, miei nemici, e anche a voi, amici miei— Dona una bella luce.

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Fabrizio Frosini 03 April 2016

interesting metaphor of a candle that burns at both ends.. it doesn't last for long, but this way it's twice as brightly than a normal one..

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

Ah! Her most famous and remembered poem! Have always loved reciting this little gem!

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Aphmau 25 December 2017

The sun Shines bright But do you Do you believe The sight OH I'M JUST SIEENG A EYCACHING RYME

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Aphmau 25 December 2017

There is a rhyme Not to wine Will you cach the cat Or win the hat

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kevin raymond. 15 June 2019

My take on this blindingly unforgettable poem that I've remembered and found inspiring in moments of personal uncertainty - for some strange reason, is...I don't care what people say or think of me for the way I live my life, I intend to live it to the full, regardless of the consequences, and by accounts...she did just that! . So fair play to her. Check out the beautiful Recuerdo. Peace Up.

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Michael 07 February 2019

her bisexuality

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Laurie McCue 14 June 2018

Is First Fig about death or toil?

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Kamelia 10 February 2018

This is beautiful.????

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Kamelia 10 February 2018

This is beautiful.????

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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