Shawn L. Bird

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My candle burns at both ends. August 8, 2011

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:57 pm

Becca Givens offered this prompt for Carry On Tuesdays the beginning of July:

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem was the original prompt.

Her version goes like this:

My candle burns at both ends

It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –
It gives a lovely light.

.

My version goes like this:

My candle burns at both ends

Past midnight sees it burning

but morning comes and tends

to make me wish some learning

Would make my schedule match

the rest of my time zone

but in a silent house I catch

adventures of my own.

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One Response to “My candle burns at both ends.”

  1. becca givens Says:

    Excellent job with “Carry On Tuesday’s” prompt … I can TOTALLY relate to your poem!


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