Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Edna St. Vincent Millay Poems

1. [four Sonnets (1922)] 1/1/2004
2. A Visit To The Asylum 1/13/2003
3. Afternoon On A Hill 1/4/2003
4. Alms 1/13/2003
5. An Ancient Gesture 1/13/2003
6. And Do You Think That Love Itself 1/13/2003
7. And You As Well Must Die, Belovèd Dust 1/1/2004
8. Apostrophe To Man 1/13/2003
9. Ashes Of Life 1/13/2003
10. Assault 1/13/2003
11. Autumn Daybreak 1/13/2003
12. Being Young And Green 1/13/2003
13. Blight 1/13/2003
14. Bluebeard 1/1/2004
15. Burial 1/13/2003
16. Childhood Is The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies 11/28/2014
17. Chorus 1/13/2003
18. City Trees 1/13/2003
19. Conscientious Objector 1/13/2003
20. Counting-Out Rhyme 1/1/2004
21. Daphne 1/13/2003
22. Departure 1/13/2003
23. Dirge 1/13/2003
24. Dirge Without Music 1/13/2003
25. Doubt No More That Oberon 1/13/2003
26. Ebb 1/13/2003
27. Eel-Grass 1/13/2003
28. Elegy 1/13/2003
29. Elegy Before Death 1/13/2003
30. Epitaph 1/13/2003
31. Euclid Alone 1/1/2004
32. Exiled 1/13/2003
33. Feast 1/13/2003
34. First Fig 1/13/2003
35. Fontaine, Je Ne Boirai Pas De Ton Eau! 1/13/2003
36. God's World 1/4/2003
37. Grown-Up 1/1/2004
38. Here Is A Wound That Never Will Heal, I Know 1/13/2003
39. Humoresque 1/1/2004
40. I Do But Ask That You Be Always Fair 1/1/2004

Comments about Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • Erin Bernard (12/14/2018 8:50:00 AM)

    Is Tavern by Edna St. Vincent Millay a sonnet poem?

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  • bellnbanjo (11/14/2018 9:18:00 PM)

    but ah, my friends, and oh, my foes, it gives a lovely light.

    I may not have punctuated correctly.

  • Ralph Burke (10/29/2018 9:07:00 PM)

    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.

  • angie carroll (8/10/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    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


  • Hephzibah (8/4/2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Please provide me a summary of this poem exiled

  • Ruta Mohapatra Ruta Mohapatra (7/28/2018 9:15:00 AM)

    A powerful, honest and forthright poet.

  • fonye ephesian (6/16/2018 11:41:00 AM)

    Music brings the inspiration of our ancesstors

  • May. Red (1/13/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    @patricia My favorite poem ever. Short and to the point

  • Patricia Stepanchak (12/15/2017 10:53:00 AM)

    My candle burns at both ends
    It will not last the night
    But oh my foes and ah my friends
    It gives a lovely light.
    This keeps running through my head.
    My college English Professor often quoted this poem as her favorite.

  • Betty Roe (1/18/2016 4:14:00 PM)

    can someone she light on the Edns St. Vincent Millay's poem, I Could No Let You Go from Mementos of Millay?

Best Poem of Edna St. Vincent Millay

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet Xliii)

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
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A ...

Read the full of What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet Xliii)

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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