by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Recuerdo Friendship Quotes
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And she wept, "God bless you!" for the apples and pears, (17)
Does generosity (and the blessing which it inspires) signal a sort of bond between the speaker and the old woman? And if so, what sort of bond is it? It's difficult to tell, since the poem is deliberately short on emotional reflection.