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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Thursday

AND if I loved you Wednesday,
Well, what is that to you?
I do not love you Thursday­ 
So much is true. 

And why you come complaining
Is more than I can see.
I loved you Wednesday,­yes­but what 
Is that to me?

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: 4. Thursday
Volume: A Few Figs From Thistles
Year: Published/Written in 1921
Poem of the Day: Oct 8 2013

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 19th, 2014 at 2:08 AM.
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LQdgIC Really enjoyed this article post.Really looking forward to read more.

link building from Australia
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 20th, 2006 at 10:21 PM.

I agree with that comment. However, Millay was quite the actress, and you'd think that after a while her lovers would catch on and realize that they were merely conquests.

Joy from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on May 6th, 2005 at 3:45 PM.

She speaks of love as if it is merely an action with no feeling. Millay says, “And what if I loved you Wednesday, / Well, what is that to you?” (Millay 23). Her heart must be extremely cold considering what her life has been like. Jumping from bed to bed, any normal person would get exhausted of that life. Millay seems to say in this poem that she doesn’t care about the people she sleeps with. She says, “And why you come complaining…” (Millay 23). The men in her life are probably weary of her running around from man to man as well. Even her former lover Dell wanted her to change her ways, but Millay refused. She did not want anyone to have control or power over her life. Her promiscuity empowered her, or she thought. Millay felt that if she had the say so with the men in her life, that she was in control. You would have to think that somewhere deep inside Millay wanted to change, to have a strong mogonomus relationship.

coleen

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