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Edna St. Vincent Millay

I know what my heart is like       Since your love died: It is like a hollow ledge Holding a little pool       Left there by the tide,       A little tepid pool, Drying inward from the edge. — Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Ebb,” Collected Poems. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Second Addition edition March 8,… Continue reading Edna St. Vincent Millay

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American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Excerpt · Modernism · Passage · Poetry · Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923) · Robert Frost Medal (1943)

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. ― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems. (Everyman’s Library; Reprint edition, March 2, 2010) Originally published January 1st 1923.

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