Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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The Snow Storm

Rating: 2.9
No hawk hangs over in this air:
The urgent snow is everywhere.
The wing adroiter than a sail
Must lean away from such a gale,
Abandoning its straight intent,
Or else expose tough ligament
And tender flesh to what before
Meant dampened feathers, nothing more.
Forceless upon our backs there fall
Infrequent flakes hexagonal,
Devised in many a curious style
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Monday, January 13, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: snow
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COMMENTS
A great writing on snow storm.
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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014
The poet has a way of bringing a snowstorm vividly to mind. A great written piece.
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