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!
Published in 1920.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine.
Date Published: 1920-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/first-fig