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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Midnight Oil

Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—
The years that Time take off my life,
He'll take from off the other end!

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Midnight Oil

Comment 1 of 1, added on September 4th, 2009 at 8:41 AM.

i 1st heard this poem 15yrs ago&it clung to me like a child.i don't quite understand it,but it speaks to me.its mysterious&alluring.i recite it in my head as one would a mantra.

aresha from United States

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