Original Text: 
Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles: Poems and Sonnets (New York and London: Harper, 1922): 16. PS 3525 I495F4 Robarts Library.
1Was it for this I uttered prayers,
2And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs,
3That now, domestic as a plate,
4I should retire at half-past eight?
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.