I have just got your letter. Oh, if I could just get my arms about you! — And stay with you like that for hours, telling you so many things, & listening to all that you must have to say. — I love you very much, dear Anne, & I always shall. — Ours was a perfect friendship — I knew it at the time — and it is still just as true. I would do anything in the world for you, & I know that you would for me. — And it doesn’t matter if we never write, and never see each other, it is just the same, — except that it would be so nice to see each other!
About the headline (FAQ)An excerpt from a letter to Anne Gardner Lynch (December 23, 1921, Vienna, Austria). Letter No. 96.
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), no title, written 1921 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "To Anne Gardner Lynch", 1993, first performed 1995 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from Letters from Edna -- 8 songs for Mezzo and Piano, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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