Friday, January 29, 2010

Poetry Friday: 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


Unknown said...

Beautiful. I just want to know what happens when the light goes out!

Clementine said...

Sounds like she needs to light a couple more!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

So beautiful! I love Millay's poetry. :)

Elana Johnson said...

I feel like the fire is going to meet in the middle soon. I need a way out.

Beautiful poem.

B.J. Anderson said...

That is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Millay's poem says so much with so few words about appreciating the light in the darkness, recognizing the beauty of life even as we lose it. So lovely. Thank you.