A Celebration of Women Writers

"Midnight Oil" by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
From Millay, Edna St. Vincent. A Few Figs From Thistles   New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. p. 30.

[Page 30] 


CUT if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
  Each day to half its length, my friend,–
The years that Time takes off my life
  He'll take from off the other end!


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom