Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Counting-Out Rhyme - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Silver bark of beech, and sallow
Bark of yellow birch and yellow
Twig of willow.

Stripe of green in moosewood maple,
Colour seen in leaf of apple,
Bark of popple.

Wood of popple pale as moonbeam,
Wood of oak for yoke and barn-beam,
Wood of hornbeam.

Silver bark of beech, and hollow
Stem of elder, tall and yellow
Twig of willow.


Comments about Counting-Out Rhyme by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • (2/22/2017 11:03:00 PM)

    A lovely song full of rhyme and rhythm and entertaining too. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/17/2014 8:30:00 AM)

    I see Grace's point. It is kind of a fun sounding piece when spoken aloud! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/17/2007 7:59:00 PM)

    I enjoy to say it out loud. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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