Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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I Shall Go Back

Rating: 2.9
I shall go back again to the bleak shore
And build a little shanty on the sand
In such a way that the extremest band
Of brittle seaweed shall escape my door
But by a yard or two; and nevermore
Shall I return to take you by the hand.
I shall be gone to what I understand,
And happier than I ever was before.
The love that stood a moment in your eyes,
The words that lay a moment on your tongue,
Are one with all that in a moment dies,
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Chiru 29 September 2020
Wt about explaintion
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 July 2016
A short journey down the memory lane to recollect some sweet moments enjoyed during youth, depicted with an amazing style. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Amar Agarwala 11 July 2016
An interesting piece of literature... with a touch of mysticism.
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Michael Morgan 11 July 2016
Uncomfortably like The Lake At Innisfree, of Yeats. I personally think she lost it, when her work shed its 1920's flippancy. See (of course) Recuerdo to appreciate the difference. MM
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* Sunprincess * 11 July 2016
..........beautiful and nostalgic ?
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Susan Williams 11 July 2016
She had a style entirely her own- there was a touch of Gothic mysteries about some of her poetry
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A fantastic piece and great introduction to Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 July 2016
Unchanged from what they were! Nice work.
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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014
Another piece I've always liked by the poet.
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