Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles: Poems and Sonnets (New York and London: Harper, 1922): 2-3. PS 3525 I495F4 Robarts Library.
2We had gone back and forth all night upon the ferry.
3It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable --
4But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table,
5We lay on the hill-top underneath the moon;
6And the whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon.
7We were very tired, we were very merry --
8We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry;
9And you ate an apple, and I ate a pear,
10From a dozen of each we had bought somewhere;
11And the sky went wan, and the wind came cold,
12And the sun rose dripping, a bucketful of gold.
13We were very tired, we were very merry,
14We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.
15We hailed, "Good morrow, mother!" to a shawl-covered head,
16And bought a morning paper, which neither of us read;
17And she wept, "God bless you!" for the apples and the pears,
18And we gave her all our money but our subway fares.
1] The title means "memory" (Spanish). Back to Line
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