Published on Academy of American Poets (https://poets.org)


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!

Credit


Published in 1920.

Author


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