I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart

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I know I am but summer to your heart,
And not the full four seasons of the year;
And you must welcome from another part
Such noble moods as are not mine, my dear.
No gracious weight of golden fruits to sell
Have I, nor any wise and wintry thing;
And I have loved you all too long and well
To carry still the high sweet breast of Spring.
Wherefore I say: O love, as summer goes,
I must be gone, steal forth with silent drums,
That you may hail anew the bird and rose
When I come back to you, as summer comes.
Else will you seek, at some not distant time,
Even your summer in another clime.

Castellenas John 26 March 2019

A amazing poem for Summer by a outstanding writer.

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Carmina Abrenica 16 June 2018

Beautifully written...

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

I find this poem kind of sad. It sounds to me as if she's a part time love but accepts that little bit of time the man gives her while the rest of the time he spends with whoever he wishes. The subject seems weak to me in this piece.

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Sharon Cooke 02 August 2016

Read her bios. She was a supreme player of men and the heartbreaker in relationships. She lets the man think that he is in charge and she is accepting of crumbs but in truth she is guaranteeing her own freedom!

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Gina Mannella 20 July 2009

I've not read this one before. It is sublime.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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