Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Justice Denied In Massachusetts

Rating: 2.9
Let us abandon then our gardens and go home
And sit in the sitting-room
Shall the larkspur blossom or the corn grow under this cloud?
Sour to the fruitful seed
Is the cold earth under this cloud,
Fostering quack and weed, we have marched upon but cannot
conquer;
We have bent the blades of our hoes against the stalks of them.

Let us go home, and sit in the sitting room.
Not in our day
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COMMENTS
Alexa 12 January 2018
So, I'm doing a project for school where I have to compare a poem with another work of art that have the same theme. I chose justice. If someone could help me a little by breaking this down, I'd appreciate it a lot. Is the theme about slaves and how poorly they were treated, but they're trying to build a better life for their kids? I may have read it completely wrong but just wanted to make sure :) Thanks!
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Chinedu Dike 05 May 2015
Lovely piece of poetry well articulated and nicely penned with insight. Thanks for sharing.
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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014
Interesting read.........
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Rajesh Devabhaktuni 25 January 2014
This poem depicts the Court trial ran on Sacco & Vanzetti in Boston between 1920-1927.
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Rajesh Devabhaktuni 25 January 2014
This poem depicts the Court trial ran on Sacco & Vanzetti in Boston between 1920-1927.
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James Fairway 30 January 2012
If anyone doesn't like this poem it is because they don't understand the meaning. Do some research before you judge a poem, not all poems are black and white and some have deeper meaning into this world that we live in. No poem should be disliked because of people not digging into it. This poem digs into deep political problems that were very prevalent at the time.
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