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A Few Figs from Thistles

A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay
By: (1892-1950)

A collection of 23 poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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A Few Figs from Thistles

Poems and Sonnets

by

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Thanks are due to the editors of Ainslie's, The Dial, Pearson's Poetry, Reedy's Mirror, and Vanity Fair, for their kind permission to republish various of these poems.

This edition of "A Few Figs from Thistles" contains several poems not included in earlier editions.

First Fig

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light!

Second Fig

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

Recuerdo

We were very tired, we were very merry We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table, We lay on a hill top underneath the moon; And the whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon.

We were very tired, we were very merry We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry; And you ate an apple, and I ate a pear, From a dozen of each we had bought somewhere; And the sky went wan, and the wind came cold, And the sun rose dripping, a bucketful of gold... Continue reading book >>


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