"Love is not all", Edna St. Vincent Millay
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(I thought I had read this here a few days ago, but it looks like it came off one of my other feeds - so here, I'll spread the joy!) Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
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"Love is not all", Edna St. Vincent Millay

by bright_ephemera

(I thought I had read this here a few days ago, but it looks like it came off one of my other feeds - so here, I'll spread the joy!)

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink

Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;

Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink

And rise and sink and rise and sink again;

Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,

Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;

Yet many a man is making friends with death

Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.

It well may be that in a difficult hour,

Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,

Or nagged by want past resolution's power,

I might be driven to sell your love for peace,

Or trade the memory of this night for food.

It well may be. I do not think I would.

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