I'm always burning the candle at both ends! In fact, I did a bit of that both yesterday and today.We read this poem when I was in high school. For some inexplicable reason, our teacher, an elderly professor from The Netherlands, hated that bit of verse. I don't recall why, but I knew that he was waaaay off base in his understanding of life -- never mind all the living experience that he had at the time.
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Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!2nd fig
...and now, perhaps, a thistle? Midnight OilCUT 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 the other end!
I tend to stay away from flames altogether. I much prefer the soft glow of incandescent light. Much safer.Andie
Dorothy Parket penned a wicked satire of Millay's famous verse:My candle burns at both its ends,And now I've neither foes nor friends.For hours wasted and misbegottenI'm all worn out, and feeling rotten.____________________Our usual policy of deleting the ravings of trolls, boilerplate and absurd impersonations remains in force.How can we spot a fake? By the STENCH they leave behind. We don't need no stinkin' site meter to aid us in sanitizing the premises.
Edna's ode to bisexuality?
My body burns at both endsMy breath and farts cause frightThough I feel woeFolks love the showAs I light up each night.Felicia Lampost
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