Love is not all: poem of the day

Voice of The Grey Clover
LOVE IS NOT ALL
By Edna St. Vincent Millay

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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Welcome to The grey clover. My name is Mayowa. I'm a physiotherapy student. I am also a lover of Literature, Arts, Science and technology. I have several interests which includes writing poetry, photography, fashion designing and there are still much more things I hope to learn. Thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Love is not all: poem of the day

  1. πŸ’œ I “Love” this poem about Angst and Suffering EveryOne; a simple Truth is that “Love” is and The Opposite of Hate 🀬 is Like πŸ‘πŸΎ

    …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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