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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Sorrow

Sorrow like a ceaseless rain
   Beats upon my heart.
People twist and scream in pain,—
Dawn will find them still again;
This has neither wax nor wane,
   Neither stop nor start.

People dress and go to town;
   I sit in my chair.
All my thoughts are slow and brown:
Standing up or sitting down
Little matters, or what gown
   Or what shoes I wear.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Sorrow
Volume: Renascence and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917
Poem of the Day: May 27 2014

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