Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Humoresque - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Heaven bless the babe!" they said.
"What queer books she must have read!"
(Love, by whom I was beguiled,
Grant I may not bear a child.)
"Little does she guess to-day
What the world may be!" they say.
(Snow, drift deep and cover
Till the spring my murdered lover.)

Comments about Humoresque by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    Find this piece quite humorous. I enjoy her not so serious poems! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Roxxi Dahl (10/26/2008 2:25:00 AM)

    Does anyone know what who the poet is referring to 'murdered lover? ' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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