Edna St. Vincent Millay

(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)

Edna St. Vincent Millay Poems

81. Prayer To Persephone 1/13/2003
82. Recuerdo 1/1/2004
83. Renascence 1/4/2003
84. Rosemary 1/13/2003
85. Scrub 1/13/2003
86. Second Fig 1/13/2003
87. Song Of A Second April 1/13/2003
88. Sonnet (Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now) 1/13/2003
89. Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,&Mdash;No 1/13/2003
90. Sonnet 02: Time Does Not Bring Relief; You All Have Lied 1/13/2003
91. Sonnet 03: Mindful Of You The Sodden Earth In Spring 1/13/2003
92. Sonnet 04: Not In This Chamber Only At My Birth 1/13/2003
93. Sonnet 05: If I Should Learn, In Some Quite Casual Way 1/13/2003
94. Sonnet 06: Bluebeard 1/13/2003
95. Sonnet I: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs 1/1/2004
96. Sonnet Iii: Mindful Of You The Sodden Earth 1/1/2004
97. Sonnet Iv: Not In This Chamber 1/1/2004
98. Sonnet V: If I Should Learn 1/1/2004
99. Sonnet Vi: This Door You Might Not Open 1/1/2004
100. Sonnets (1923) 1/1/2004
101. Sonnets 01: We Talk Of Taxes, And I Call You Friend 1/13/2003
102. Sonnets 02: Into The Golden Vessel Of Great Song 1/13/2003
103. Sonnets 03: Not With Libations, But With Shouts And Laughter 1/13/2003
104. Sonnets 04: Only Until This Cigarette Is Ended 1/13/2003
105. Sonnets 05: Once More Into My Arid Days Like Dew 1/13/2003
106. Sonnets 06: No Rose That In A Garden Ever Grew 1/13/2003
107. Sonnets 07: When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face 1/13/2003
108. Sonnets 08: And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Dust 1/13/2003
109. Sonnets 09: Let You Not Say Of Me When I Am Old 1/13/2003
110. Sonnets 10: Oh, My Beloved, Have You Thought Of This 1/13/2003
111. Sonnets 11: As To Some Lovely Temple, Tenantless 1/13/2003
112. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I Shall Forget 1/13/2003
113. Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree 1/13/2003
114. Sorrow 1/13/2003
115. Souvenir 1/13/2003
116. Spring 1/13/2003
117. Sweet Love, Sweet Thorn, When Lightly To My Heart 1/13/2003
118. Tavern 1/13/2003
119. The Ballad Of The Harp-Weaver 1/13/2003
120. The Bean-Stalk 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Edna St. Vincent Millay

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet Xliii)

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A ...

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The Betrothal

Oh, come, my lad, or go, my lad,
And love me if you like.
I shall not hear the door shut
Nor the knocker strike.
Oh, bring me gifts or beg me gifts,
And wed me if you will.
I'd make a man a good wife,
Sensible and still.
And why should I be cold, my lad,

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