The Betrothal

  • The Betrothal

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Oh, come, my lad, or go, my lad,

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  • And love me if you like!

  • I hardly hear the door shut

  • Or the knocker strike.

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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Oh, bring me gifts or beg me gifts,

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  • And wed me if you will!

  • I'd make a man a good wife,

  • Sensible and still.

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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    And why should I be cold, my lad,

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  • And why should you repine,

  • Because I love a dark head

  • That never will be mine?

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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    I might as well be easing you

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  • As lie alone in bed

  • And waste the night in wanting

  • A cruel dark head!