23 January 2006

For the overscheduled

"First Fig" (1920) by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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!


Casey Jones said...

Amen, Sister. Amen.

Maureen said...

Funny, I've had that memorized for years (well, mostly; I had the "friends" and "foes" reversed) and never knew the title.

I think my candle's gonna be completely gone by April...