Autumn Daybreak Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Autumn Daybreak

Rating: 2.9

Cold wind of autumn, blowing loud
At dawn, a fortnight overdue,
Jostling the doors, and tearing through
My bedroom to rejoin the cloud,
I know—for I can hear the hiss
And scrape of leaves along the floor—
How may boughs, lashed bare by this,
Will rake the cluttered sky once more.
Tardy, and somewhat south of east,
The sun will rise at length, made known
More by the meagre light increased
Than by a disk in splendour shown;
When, having but to turn my head,
Through the stripped maple I shall see,
Bleak and remembered, patched with red,
The hill all summer hid from me.

Colleen Courtney 16 May 2014

Love this poem! So much vivid imagery.

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* Sunprincess * 15 November 2015

..........beautiful poem, very poetic, amazingly penned ★

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Geoffrey Fafard 22 February 2017

This to me, is as close as to perfection as poetry can be.I love her style of imagery, stinging loneliness and colour in construction.So wonderful a write. E St V Millay one of my heroic writers….!

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Bernard F. Asuncion 22 February 2017

Tha sun will rise..., thanks for sharing....

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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 February 2017

Simply superb narration of the day break in autumn accompanied by naughty mischief of cold wind and it's aftermath. A lovely poem, indeed. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Amar Agarwala 22 February 2017

Rhythm, rhyme and meter... all evident in this lovely poem on Autumn... I loved the last two lines - Bleak and remembered, patched in red, The hill all summer hid from me. It carries deeper meaning. Full Marks ++10!

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Sylvaonyema Uba 22 February 2017

I know- for I can hear the hiss. Well communicated and expressed. Sylva

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Anil Kumar Panda 22 February 2017

Beautiful poem about Autumn. Enjoyed the wordplay and smooth flow. Liked it.

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Tom Allport 22 February 2017

a nice descriptive poem of a late autumn day.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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