Original Text: 
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence and Other Poems (New York and London: Harper, 1917): 43. 15th printing. PS 3525 I495R4 Robarts Library.
1Sorrow like a ceaseless rain
2    Beats upon my heart.
3People twist and scream in pain, --
4Dawn will find them still again;
5This has neither wax nor wane,
6    Neither stop nor start.
7People dress and go to town;
8    I sit in my chair.
9All my thoughts are slow and brown:
10Standing up or sitting down
11Little matters, or what gown
12    Or what shoes I wear.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Published in Forum
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.