Ebb

Ebb

By Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892–1950
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.

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Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892–1950

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Living, Love, Relationships, Sorrow & Grieving, Infatuation & Crushes, Unrequited Love, Break-ups & Vexed Love, Heartache & Loss

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 Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Throughout much of her career, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most successful and respected poets in America. She is noted for both her dramatic works, including Aria da capo, The Lamp and the Bell, and the libretto composed for an opera, The King’s Henchman, and for such lyric verses as “Renascence” and the poems found in the collections A Few Figs From Thistles, Second April, and The Ballad of the . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Love, Relationships, Sorrow & Grieving, Infatuation & Crushes, Unrequited Love, Break-ups & Vexed Love, Heartache & Loss

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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