To a Young Poet

allan grant

for Charles Anna and Gio

To a Young Poet

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Time cannot break the bird's wing from the bird.
Bird and wing together
Go down, one feather.

No thing that ever flew,
Not the lark, not you,
Can die as others do.

[copyright Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1921]

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