Edna St. Vincent Millay

(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)

The Wood Road - Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

If I were to walk this way
Hand in hand with Grief,
I should mark that maple-spray
Coming into leaf.
I should note how the old burrs
Rot upon the ground.
Yes, though Grief should know me hers
While the world goes round,
It could not if truth be said
This was lost on me:
A rock-maple showing red,
Burrs beneath a tree.

Comments about The Wood Road by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • (5/17/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    Fascinating how something can mean one thing to a person and something else to someone else. Or nothing at all to someone else. Interesring write. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: grief, tree, truth, red, lost, world

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

[Report Error]