Edna St. Vincent Millay - "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920
- 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.
US poet (1892 - 1950)
Not that I'm a fan of burning candles at both ends. On the other hand, neither am I a fan of keeping candles Roman or otherwise neatly packed away in drawers waiting for just the right and possibly the safe time to strike the match.