28 Jun 2009

Ebb -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

[1892–1950, American]

I know what my heart is like
    Since your love died:
It is like a hollow ledge
Holding a little pool
    Left there by the tide
    A little tepid pool,
Drying inward from the edge.

Source: Millay, ESV 1921, Second April, Harper.
Reprinted in Kellow, B & Krisak J (eds) 1983, Poetry and Language, London: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.

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