I am working like the devil, which is why I don’t write more letters — & I suppose you are, too — which is why you don’t write more letters, — but it does seem a long long time, little sweet sing, since us heard from each other! — I have your beautiful photograph right up in front of me on my work table, & as I do a lot of work, I just naturally has to look at it, whether I want to or not, but the joke is on it, because I allus wants to!
About the headline (FAQ)An excerpt from a letter to Norma Millay (May 25, 1921, Paris). Letter No. 81.
- 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 Norma Millay", 1993, first performed 1995 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from Letters from Edna -- 8 songs for Mezzo and Piano, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-22
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