domingo, febrero 17, 2013

Ashes of Life

Ashes of Life 


1    Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike;
2    Eat I must, and sleep I will, -- and would that night were here!
3     But ah! -- to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!
4    Would that it were day again! -- with twilight near!
5    Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;
6    This or that or what you will is all the same to me;
7    But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through, --
8    There's little use in anything as far as I can see.
9    Love has gone and left me, -- and the neighbors knock and borrow,
10  And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse, --
11  And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow
12  There's this little street and this little house.

Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892 - 1950)


Original Text: 
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence and Other Poems (New York and London: Harper, 1917): 46-47. 15th edn. PS 3525 I495R4 Robarts Library.


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