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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Kin To Sorrow

Am I kin to Sorrow,
   That so oft
Falls the knocker of my door——
   Neither loud nor soft,
But as long accustomed,
   Under Sorrow's hand?
Marigolds around the step
   And rosemary stand,
And then comes Sorrow—
   And what does Sorrow care
For the rosemary
   Or the marigolds there?
Am I kin to Sorrow?
   Are we kin?
That so oft upon my door—
   Oh, come in!

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Kin To Sorrow
Volume: Renascence and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917
Poem of the Day: Feb 25 2008
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