by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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Language: English 
We were very tired, we were very merry -
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. 
It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable -
But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table,
We lay on a hill-top underneath the moon; And
The whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon. 
We were very tired, we were very merry -
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry;
[And] you ate an apple, and I ate a pear,
From a dozen of each we had bought somewhere;
And the sky went wan, and the wind came cold,
And the sun rose dripping, a bucketful of gold. 
We were very tired, we were very merry -
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. 
We hailed "Good morrow, mother!" to a shawl-covered head,
And bought a morning paper, which neither of us read;
And she wept, "God bless you!" for the apples and pears,
And we gave her all our money but our subway fares.

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Researcher for this text: John Musto

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 179