Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Second Fig - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!


Comments about Second Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    Have always loved and easily remembered this verse. Something about that castle on the sand! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,919 Points * Sunprincess * (5/5/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    ..........the poetess takes us from one extreme to the other....great write.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diane Dickey (2/9/2009 1:15:00 PM)

    Well, it won't fit the guided meditation on the sand and rock parable, but I still love it! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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