“Epitaph” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Humoresque” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Lament” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Lament”

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Edna St. Vincent Millay


Listen, children:
Your father is dead.
From his old coats
I’ll make you little jackets;
I’ll make you little trousers
From his old pants.
There’ll be in his pockets
Things he used to put there,
Keys and pennies
Covered with tobacco;
Dan shall have the pennies
To save in his bank;
Anne shall have the keys
To make a pretty noise with.
Life must go on,
And the dead be forgotten;
Life must go on,
Though good men die;
Anne, eat your breakfast;
Dan, take your medicine;
Life must go on;
I forget just why.

“Ebb” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Oh, think not I am faithful to a vow!” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“The Unexplorer” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Time does not bring relief; you all have lied” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Bluebeard” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

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“First Fig” and “Second Fig” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Love is not all” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Edna St. Vincent Millay at Mitchell Kennerley’s house in Mamaroneck, New York — Arnold Genthe

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“If I should learn, in some quite casual way” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“[I shall forget you presently, my dear]” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“Daphne” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“The Prisoner” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“To the Not Impossible Him” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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