The Concert

  • The Concert

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    No, I will go alone.

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  • I will come back when it's over.

  • Yes, of course I love you.

  • No, it will not be long.

  • Why may you not come with me?—

  • You are too much my lover.

  • You would put yourself

  • Between me and song.

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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    If I go alone,

    Profile Picture of Edna St. Vincent Millay in The Concert
  • Quiet and suavely clothed,

  • My body will die in its chair,

  • And over my head a flame,

  • A mind that is twice my own,

  • Will mark with icy mirth

  • The wise advance and retreat

  • Of armies without a country,

  • Storming a nameless gate,

  • Hurling terrible javelins down