I think this poem is by Edna St. Vincent Millay (sp?). The missing line goes something like this: "But ah my foes and oh my friends/ It gives a lovely light"
From: Lee Daniel Crocker [SMTP:email@example.com (none)] Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 4:43 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Yes we have souls...(brain bits)
> My appreciation for your abundant and playful offerings also inspires
> the tiniest of cautionary notes: consider that tattered fragment of
> "I'm burning my candle at both ends,
> It cannot last the night.
> Da dada da dada da dada da da (I forget this line)
> But oh, what a beautiful light!"
I'm certain that's Emily Dickinson, "my candle burns at both ends" (say what you will about her sentiments, she at least gets the meter right), but I couldn't find it on the web at first try. You may have better luck.
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