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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Ashes Of Life

Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike;
   Eat I must, and sleep I will,—and would that night were
But ah!—to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!
   Would that it were day again!—with twilight near!

Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;
   This or that or what you will is all the same to me;
But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through,—
   There's little use in anything as far as I can see.

Love has gone and left me,—and the neighbors knock and
   And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse,—
And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow
   There's this little street and this little house.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Ashes Of Life
Volume: Renascence and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917

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I agree with the comments of Karen Ballance. You have said exactly what this great poem is about Karen !!!! I have read this poem many times and and at various times identified with the sentiments....

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