Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

141. The Spring And The Fall 1/13/2003
142. The Suicide 1/13/2003
143. The True Encounter 1/13/2003
144. The Unexplorer 1/13/2003
145. The Wood Road 1/13/2003
146. Think Not, Not For A Moment Let Your Mind 1/13/2003
147. Three Songs Of Shattering 1/13/2003
148. Thursday 1/1/2004
149. To A Poet That Died Young 1/13/2003
150. To a Young Poet 1/1/2004
151. To Kathleen 1/1/2004
152. To The Not Impossible Him 1/13/2003
153. To Those Without Pity 1/13/2003
154. Travel 1/13/2003
155. Two Sonnets In Memory 1/13/2003
156. Underground System 1/13/2003
157. We Talk of Taxes... 1/1/2004
158. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII) 1/13/2003
159. When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face 1/1/2004
160. When the Year grows Old 1/4/2003

The Leaf And The Tree

When will you learn, myself, to be
a dying leaf on a living tree?
Budding, swelling, growing strong,
Wearing green, but not for long,
Drawing sustenance from air,
That other leaves, and you not there,
May bud, and at the autumn's call
Wearing russet, ready to fall?
Has not this trunk a deed to do

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