Edna St. Vincent Millay died fairly young by today’s standards: she was only 58 years old when she passed away in 1950. But her physical and mental health had been poor for a number of years prior to her death and she’d lost her husband in 1949. It would be so tempting to say she wrote “Moriturus” from personal experience, except she published it in 1928…The whole poem can be found here. Drawing (marker on paper) and composition by me.
These were the times of our lives: