Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Being Young And Green - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Being Young and Green, I said in love's despite:
Never in the world will I to living wight
Give over, air my mind
To anyone,
Hang out its ancient secrets in the strong wind
To be shredded and faded—

Oh, me, invaded
And sacked by the wind and the sun!

Comments about Being Young And Green by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • (5/16/2014 3:08:00 PM)

    The innocence of words spoken when we are young! (Report) Reply

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  • (3/9/2014 3:10:00 AM)

    Oh, me, invaded
    And sacked by the wind and the sun!
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  • (2/14/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    Millay expresses the acknowledgement of maturity that we were mistaken in our youth, yet how glad we are to have been in error! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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