Category Archives: Millay Edna St. Vincent

EBB by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I know what my heart is like Since your love died: It is like a hollow ledge Holding a little pool Left there by the tide, A little tepid pool Drying inward from the edge. Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892 – 1950 … Continue reading

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Passer Mortuus Est by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Death devours all lovely things: Lesbia with her sparrow Shares the darkness, — presently Every bed is narrow. Unremembered as old rain Dries the sheer libation; And the little petulant hand Is an annotation. After all, my erstwhile dear, My … Continue reading

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Thursday by Edna St. Vincent Millay

And if I loved you Wednesday, Well, what is that to you? I do not love you Thursday — So much is true. And why you come complaining Is more than I can see. I loved you Wednesday, — yes … Continue reading

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Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin … Continue reading

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Assault by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I had forgotten how the frogs must sound After a year of silence, else I think I should not so have ventured forth alone At dusk upon this unfrequented road. I am waylaid by Beauty. Who will walk Between me … Continue reading

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Women have loved before by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Women have loved before as I love now; At least, in lively chronicles of the past— Of Irish waters by a Cornish prow Or Trojan waters by a Spartan mast Much to their cost invaded—here and there, Hunting the amorous … Continue reading

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