Camden Maine’s Favorite Daughter

TB is spending my internet time tonight checking the results from last week’s Thursday Pickin. We are in Camden, Maine, for a one night stopover in route to Portland for the rest of the week. As we walked through town and around the harbor I spotted a statue of the famous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, a native of the Camden/Rockport area. I looked her up and found this gem I vaguely recall from a college lit course, and thought I’d pass it along as not only Quote of the Day, but the heart of today’s post.

First Fig
by Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!
Camden Harbor

Camden Harbor

There was also this little gem on the community bulletin board, right on Main Street. I’m betting this lass is a fan of her hometown poet.


About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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1 Response to Camden Maine’s Favorite Daughter

  1. Jessie Lou says:

    You are taking me back to elementary school and Robert Frost in Mrs. Mitchell’s 4th grade class at Beach Elementary. And you know I love the rhymes. The pictures are puzzle worthy and beautiful! I would be interested to know the age of the lady who placed the ad – I noticed she did not give one, but she did place an age group for the man she desired. A possible story is there.

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