by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

I am working like the devil, which is...
Language: English 
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!

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An excerpt from a letter to Norma Millay (May 25, 1921, Paris). Letter No. 81.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-22
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Word count: 97