{berets and bongos} 82;


“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.”

-edna st. vincent millay, recuerdo.

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