Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Edna St. Vincent Millay Poems

81. Pity Me Not Because The Light Of Day 1/13/2003
82. Portrait By A Neighbour 1/13/2003
83. Prayer To Persephone 1/13/2003
84. Recuerdo 1/1/2004
85. Renascence 1/4/2003
86. Rosemary 1/13/2003
87. Scrub 1/13/2003
88. Second Fig 1/13/2003
89. She Is Overheard Singing 6/18/2015
90. Song Of A Second April 1/13/2003
91. Sonnet (Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now) 1/13/2003
92. Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,&Mdash;No 1/13/2003
93. Sonnet 02: Time Does Not Bring Relief; You All Have Lied 1/13/2003
94. Sonnet 03: Mindful Of You The Sodden Earth In Spring 1/13/2003
95. Sonnet 04: Not In This Chamber Only At My Birth 1/13/2003
96. Sonnet 05: If I Should Learn, In Some Quite Casual Way 1/13/2003
97. Sonnet 06: Bluebeard 1/13/2003
98. Sonnet I: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs 1/1/2004
99. Sonnet Iii: Mindful Of You The Sodden Earth 1/1/2004
100. Sonnet V: If I Should Learn 1/1/2004
101. Sonnet Vi: This Door You Might Not Open 1/1/2004
102. Sonnets (1923) 1/1/2004
103. Sonnets 01: We Talk Of Taxes, And I Call You Friend 1/13/2003
104. Sonnets 02: Into The Golden Vessel Of Great Song 1/13/2003
105. Sonnets 03: Not With Libations, But With Shouts And Laughter 1/13/2003
106. Sonnets 04: Only Until This Cigarette Is Ended 1/13/2003
107. Sonnets 05: Once More Into My Arid Days Like Dew 1/13/2003
108. Sonnets 06: No Rose That In A Garden Ever Grew 1/13/2003
109. Sonnets 07: When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face 1/13/2003
110. Sonnets 08: And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Dust 1/13/2003
111. Sonnets 09: Let You Not Say Of Me When I Am Old 1/13/2003
112. Sonnets 10: Oh, My Beloved, Have You Thought Of This 1/13/2003
113. Sonnets 11: As To Some Lovely Temple, Tenantless 1/13/2003
114. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I Shall Forget 1/13/2003
115. Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree 1/13/2003
116. Sorrow 1/13/2003
117. Souvenir 1/13/2003
118. Spring 1/13/2003
119. Sweet Love, Sweet Thorn, When Lightly To My Heart 1/13/2003
120. Tavern 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love Is Not All

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
It well may be that in a difficult hour,
Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
Or nagged by want past resolution's power,
I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
Or trade the memory of ...

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The Shroud

Death, I say, my heart is bowed
Unto thine,—O mother!
This red gown will make a shroud
Good as any other!

(I, that would not wait to wear
My own bridal things,
In a dress dark as my hair
Made my answerings.

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