She burnt her candle at both ends,
It did not last the night,
But oh, my dears, and oh, my friends,
It made a lovely light!
Variations and History:
This epitaph has been adapted from the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay from the poem: First Fig.
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!
- Edna St. Vincent Millay