Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work

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A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down.
April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.
God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you Thursday -- so much is true.
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another- it is one damn thing over and over.
It's not love's going hurts my days But that it went in little ways.
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another it is one damn thing over and over.
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.
Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen depart, be lost, but climb.
Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.

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