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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Courage That My Mother Had

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The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;
Now granite in a granite hill.

The golden brooch my mother wore
She left behind for me to wear;
I have no thing I treasure more:
Yet, it is something I could spare.

Oh, if instead she'd left to me

The thing she took into the grave!—
That courage like a rock, which she
Has no more need of, and I have.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Topic(s) of this poem: courage
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Dr Antony Theodore 10 February 2020
The golden brooch my mother wore She left behind for me to wear; I have no thing I treasure more: Yet, it is something I could spare. beautiful poem of reminiscences. tony
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My mother had this courage; and we are from New England. This is one of my favorite poems.
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jackson Hurray 13 March 2018
what is a brouche
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Thomas 02 December 2019
A brooch is a decorative pin, sometimes worn on garments worn outdoors.
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