Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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I will put Chaos into fourteen lines

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I will put Chaos into fourteen lines
And keep him there; and let him thence escape
If he be lucky; let him twist, and ape
Flood, fire, and demon — his adroit designs
Will strain to nothing in the strict confines
Of this sweet Order, where, in pious rape,
I hold his essence and amorphous shape,
Till he with Order mingles and combines.
Past are the hours, the years, of our duress,
His arrogance, our awful servitude:
I have him. He is nothing more nor less
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Dr Antony Theodore 10 February 2020
He is nothing more nor less Than something simple not yet understood; I shall not even force him to confess; Or answer. I will only make him good. very good poem full of emotions. tony
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ander 01 March 2018
good peom ver gooood
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 July 2016
He is nothing more or less Than something simple not yet understood. Intricacies in human nature aptly pointed out. Thanks for sharing it here.
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