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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
     here!
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
     borrow,
   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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