Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

The Snow Storm - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

No hawk hangs over in this air:
The urgent snow is everywhere.
The wing adroiter than a sail
Must lean away from such a gale,
Abandoning its straight intent,
Or else expose tough ligament
And tender flesh to what before
Meant dampened feathers, nothing more.
Forceless upon our backs there fall
Infrequent flakes hexagonal,
Devised in many a curious style
To charm our safety for a while,
Where close to earth like mice we go
Under the horizontal snow.


Comments about The Snow Storm by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • Gold Star - 31,902 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/29/2015 2:04:00 AM)

    A great writing on snow storm. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 3:18:00 PM)

    The poet has a way of bringing a snowstorm vividly to mind. A great written piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 8, 2015


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