Only Until This Cigarette Is Ended Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Only Until This Cigarette Is Ended

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Only until this cigarette is ended,
A little moment at the end of all,
While on the floor the quiet ashes fall,
And in the firelight to a lance extended,
Bizarrely with the jazzing music blended,
The broken shadow dances on the wall,
I will permit my memory to recall
The vision of you, by all my dreams attended.
And then adieu,--farewell!--the dream is done.
Yours is a face of which I can forget
The colour and the features, every one,
The words not ever, and the smiles not yet;
But in your day this moment is the sun
Upon a hill, after the sun has set.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
David Williamson 27 January 2018

HAIKU EROTICA: When i Misbehave / i See YOU Mounted On me... / Asking For A Light.

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

Love this piece. So true that we so often give unwarranted amounts of time to ponder on the inconsequential.

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David Hickey 02 February 2006

way way ahead of her time

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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