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09-16-02, 11:37 PM
We read this poem in English class one day, and I loved it so much that I wrote it down. Its so sad, and so... touching.

Well, I have lost you and I lost you fairly
In my own way and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess but that's permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish -and men do-
I shall have only good to say of you.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

09-16-02, 11:44 PM