A Poem a Day Series 2019 – Day 1

In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ll be sharing poems that have been released to the public domain. All of the poems I’ve read, adored, and gathered for this blog can be found at Poets.org.

To learn more about public domain and why it’s so important, click here.

And now, for the first poem of the month!

Mariposa

Edna St. Vincent Millay1892 – 1950

Butterflies are white and blue
In this field we wander through.
Suffer me to take your hand.
Death comes in a day or two.

All the things we ever knew
Will be ashes in that hour,
Mark the transient butterfly,
How he hangs upon the flower.

Suffer me to take your hand.
Suffer me to cherish you
Till the dawn is in the sky.
Whether I be false or true,
Death comes in a day or two.

This poem was originally published in Second April (1921). This poem is in the public domain. 

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