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Well, I Have Lost You

Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that’s permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish—and men do—
I shall have only good to say of you.
Written by: Edna St. Vincent Millay
From: “Sonnet XLVII” in “Fatal Interview
On This Day In:
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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Pity me that the heart is slow to learn
What the swift mind beholds at every turn.
  —   Edna St. Vincent Millay
From: “Pity Me Not
[For whatever reason(s), this quote reminds me of the lyrics from “Bless The Broken Road“.  If you’ve not read them in a while, check them out and let me know if you agree…
There are unknown reasons why things happen in each of our lives.  Sometimes, we cannot appreciate the flower until after the winter – or the reason for lost love until true love arrives.  —  KMAB]

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