Happy Valentines Day!

I Shall Go Back

Edna St. Vincent Millay

[Feb 22, 1892 – Oct 19, 1950 ]

I shall go back again to the bleak shore

And build a little shanty on the sand

In such a way that the extremist band

Of brittle seaweed will escape my door

But by a yard or two, and nevermore

Shall I return to take you by the hand;

I shall be gone to what I understand

And happier than I ever was before.

The love that stood a moment in your eyes

The words that lay a moment on your tongue,

And one with all that in a moment dies,

A little under-said and over-sung;

Unchanged from what they were when I was young.

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