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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Philosopher

And what are you that, wanting you,
I should be kept awake
As many nights as there are days
With weeping for your sake?

And what are you that, missing you,
As many days as crawl
I should be listening to the wind
And looking at the wall?

I know a man thats a braver man
And twenty men as kind,
And what are you, that you should be
The one man in my mind?

Yet womens ways are witless ways,
As any sage will tell,
And what am I, that I should love
So wisely and so well?

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay's other poems:
  1. Whereas At Morning In A Jeweled Crown
  2. The Fledgling
  3. Sonnets 05: Once More Into My Arid Days Like Dew
  4. To Those Without Pity
  5. The Blue-Flag in the Bog

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Emily Brontë The Philosopher ("Enough of thought, philosopher!")
  • Edward Sill The Philosopher ("HIS wheel of logic whirled and spun all day")

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