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Towards the end of days

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends — it gives a lovely light! 878 more words

on poetry

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” 7 more words


ON THIS DAY: February 22, 2017

February 22nd is

Orphan’s Fund Pink Shirt Day *

George Washington’s Birthday

Cook a Sweet Potato Day

Walking the Dog Day

World Thinking Day * 1,359 more words


She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,/ And her mouth on a valentine

(poetry diary 178 – 2/14/17) Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of the day, here are thumb-nails from Julian Peters’ wonderful illustrations of Edna St. Vincent Millet’s “Witch Wife.”   46 more words

get thee to Ellensburg!

National Poetry Month will be here before you know it and a day in Ellensburg, Washington, at the 2nd annual Poetry Prowl will be a day well spent. 80 more words


Edna St. Vincent Millay

Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost,
But climb.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay, from “One Thought in Harness,” Saturday Evening Post;2/24/1934, Vol. 206 Issue 35, p23.