Pity Me Not Because The Light Of Day Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Pity Me Not Because The Light Of Day

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Pity me not because the light of day
At close of day no longer walks the sky;
Pity me not for beauties passed away
From field and thicket as the the year goes by;
Pity me not the waning of the moon,
Nor that the ebbing tide goes out to sea,
Nor that a man's desire is hushed so soon,
And you no longer look with love on me.
This have I known always: Love is no more
Than the wide blossom which the wind assails,
Than the great tide that treads the shifting shore,
Strewing fresh wreckage gathered in the gales:
Pity me that the heart is slow to learn
What the swift mind beholds at ever turn.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rusty Brown 27 August 2018

Text is incorrect. Should be...every turn in the last line.

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M J Edwards 12 June 2018

Error in line 4 = the the year SHOULD READ the year line 14 = every turn (not ever turn)

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Nunya 19 March 2018

ok...........................................................................................................................................................

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

Have always enjoyed reading this particular piece.

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Rusty Brown 27 August 2018

Have always enjoyed quoting those last two lines to my girlfriend whenever appropriate.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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