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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


To S. M.


If he should lie a-dying

I AM not willing you should go 
Into the earth, where Helen went; 
She is awake by now, I know. 
Where Cleopatras anklets rust 
You will not lie with my consent; 
And Sappho is a roving dust; 
Cressid could love again; Dido, 
Rotted in state, is restless still; 
You leave me much against my will.



Edna St. Vincent Millay


Edna St. Vincent Millay's other poems:
  1. Memorial to D.C.
  2. Tavern
  3. Inland
  4. When the Year Grows Old
  5. Burial


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