A Few Figs

  • Figs from Thistles:

  • First Fig

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    My candle burns at both ends;

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  • It will not last the night;

  • But ah, my foes, and oh, my friendsβ€”

  • It gives a lovely light!

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  • Second Fig

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:

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  • Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

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  • The Unexplorer

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    There was a road ran past our house

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  • Too lovely to explore.

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    I asked my mother once - she said

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  • That if you followed where it lead

  • It brought you to the milkmans door.

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    (That's why I have not traveled more.)

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  • Thursday