Burning Candle

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!

Adapted from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Burning Candle - Epitaph Poems

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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

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