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Edna St. Vincent Millay: 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!



Edna St. Vincent Millay laughing and having fun with her friends.


Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950) was an American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 and was also known for her feminist activism.

“First Fig” is in the public domain.

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2016 by in Humor and Satire, Poetry and tagged , .
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