Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and was known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.

Early Life

Millay was born in Rockland, Maine to Cora Lounella, a nurse, and Henry Tollman Millay, a ...
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What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
The Spring And The Fall
In the spring of the year, in the spring of the year,
I walked the road beside my dear.
The trees were black where the bark was wet.
I see them yet, in the spring of the year.
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;
Conscientious Objector
I shall die, but
that is all that I shall do for Death.
I hear him leading his horse out of the stall;
I hear the clatter on the barn-floor.
Dirge Without Music
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.


Lee brady 29 November 2020
Poem about the man I have ...but you should have seen the one who got away
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Judie 07 October 2020
Looking for a poem about remembering
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Alivia Rose 11 September 2020
I could not find the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem Titled Inspiration. It's about the view from Mt. Battie. near Camden Maine which is near where she lived.
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nancy g.d. 11 July 2020
looking for an antiwar poemabout not cooperating with death not leading his horse out of the stable.
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Diane Rivard 24 June 2020
I am trying to think of a poem about death. going by the children at play, cornice in the
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Nancy 29 May 2020
I am trying to remember a Millay poem about her neighbor who weeded her garden with a spoon and danced under the silvery moon. Just a short litte gem tickling my memory from years ago.
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Richard Frank 05 February 2020
I'm looking for a verse... guard your health...
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Terry 15 January 2020
Once upon a time I sat making verses while the cat... What poem/sonnet is that line from?
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Anne OMalley 25 August 2019
if you were to type in the first line of a poem in google most times it will find the poem for you. Or, and this is radical, find a library and ask for a 'collected works" of Edna Millay. It will have an index of titles and another of first lines. That's how you find a poem. oh, and " ancestors' only has one s in the middle.
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sadie 15 April 2019
Edna st Vincent Millay is a killer. when she died she tripe on a dead body and she fell down the stairs. sucked to be her
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Erinn 25 March 2019
I am trying to find the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay that begins; " this book, when I am dead, will be a little perfume of me..:
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Windjammer 08 January 2019
my all time favorite poem - but dont know the tiitle OH WORLD I CAN NOT HOLD THEE CLOSE ENOUGH THY WINDS THY WIDE GRAY SKIES. Would love to have the complete poem.
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Erin Bernard 14 December 2018
Is Tavern by Edna St. Vincent Millay a sonnet poem?
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bellnbanjo 14 November 2018
but ah, my friends, and oh, my foes, it gives a lovely light. I may not have punctuated correctly.
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Ralph Burke 29 October 2018
I'm searching for the poem attributed to Edna St. Vincent Millay that goes: My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but oh, my foes...it gives a lovely light. Is this a correct version of her work. I wonder if after foes...she added...and my friends, or something similar.
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angie carroll 10 August 2018
trying to find copy of poem WORK by EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY I learned in high school always stayed with me trying to find copy of poem WORK by EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY l
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Hephzibah 04 August 2018
Please provide me a summary of this poem exiled
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Ruta Mohapatra 28 July 2018
A powerful, honest and forthright poet.
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fonye ephesian 16 June 2018
Music brings the inspiration of our ancesstors
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