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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950).  Renascence and Other Poems.  1917.
 
7. Tavern
 
 
I’LL keep a little tavern
    Below the high hill’s crest,
Wherein all grey-eyed people
    May set them down and rest.
 
There shall be plates a-plenty,        5
    And mugs to melt the chill
Of all the grey-eyed people
    Who happen up the hill.
 
There sound will sleep the traveller,
    And dream his journey’s end,        10
But I will rouse at midnight
    The falling fire to tend.
 
Aye, ’tis a curious fancy—
    But all the good I know
Was taught me out of two grey eyes        15
    A long time ago.
 

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