by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Siege
Language: English 
This I do being mad,
Gather baubles about me.
Sit in a circle of toys,
And all this time
Death beating the door in.

White jade ... and an orange pitcher,
Hindu idol, Chinese god,
May-be next year when I am richer
Carved beads ... and a lotus pod.
And all this time
Death beating the door in.

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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 11
Word count: 58