Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Love Is Not All

Rating: 3.7
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
It well may be that in a difficult hour,
Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
Or nagged by want past resolution's power,
I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
Or trade the memory of this night for food.
It well may be. I do not think I would.
COMMENTS
cooke sharon 10 April 2019
Bentley you are a troglodyte
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bentley 03 September 2018
This trash, i dont understand how people like this.
6 13 Reply
Michael Brainy 07 July 2018
Great poem, loved so much
1 4 Reply
Nandita Menon 07 December 2017
I am quite capable of reading them without a bad reading.
2 2 Reply
Chinedu Dike 27 January 2017
Indeed love is not all, but one of the beautiful sides of life.
10 4 Reply
Gina McDonald 17 January 2017
For my Great Love, Big G
5 2 Reply
Chinedu Dike 14 January 2017
Indeed, the basic needs of human being - food, shelter, clothing... all come before love. An insightful poem elegantly brought forth with conviction.
6 6 Reply
Imafidon Mac Henry 21 October 2016
Great write, this is fantastic. Nicely written great sage
3 2 Reply
M Asim Nehal 12 July 2016
And love is love undefined, raw and fresh all the time...10
2 2 Reply
Michael Walker 17 February 2015
A sincere and honest poem.
13 4 Reply

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