by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay

The first fig

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!


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Written on 2015-12-19 at 23:31

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Arunesh dixit
In 4 lines you expressed the philosophy of life. Objective of a whole human life is in it !!!!


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
this poem says a great deal in five lines (title included, the title itself says a great deal), a great deal more than meets the eye.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Though the candle is lit at both ends
Though the light it gives is splendid
And sooner the candle is melted
The candle - had been stood in a cup
The grece remaining - with a new wick
That wick when lit - enables a light fore awhile yet