Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
Thursday, January 1, 2004

I, Being Born A Woman And Distressed Comments

Rating: 3.3
I, being born a woman and distressed
By all the needs and notions of my kind,
Am urged by your propinquity to find
Your person fair, and feel a certain zest


Edna St. Vincent Millay
Lynnard Williams 05 February 2018
The poem seems to speak about the woman being forced to endure the pleasures and treatment of a man. Putting on a face of admiration and concern in order to Survive. Not wanting to deal with him should they meet again.
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Kenneth Ncube 30 May 2014
I like it well done
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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014
Find this poem interesting for the simple fact that the poet seems very perplexed by love.
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Paul Hardy 17 January 2010
Rather a clever short poem with an interesting twist in the tail. I'd never heard of Edna St V M until I started reading '[Death Du Jour' by Kathy Reichs, 'I Being Born a Woman and Distressed' was mentioned. Having nothing better to do I looked it up...what a clever poem, what an interesting woman!
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