This collection includes: Aria da Capo, A Few Figs from Thistles, Second April, Renascence and Other Poems...
|Title||:||Collected Works Of Edna St. Vincent Millay|
|Number of Pages||:||148 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Collected Works Of Edna St. Vincent Millay Reviews
I love Millay, so very much, and I pick this book up again every couple of years. Her sonnets are incredible--she has such an amazing sense of musicality, and she conveys beautiful melancholy so well that I feel less alone in the world for it.My very favorite sonnet of hers is XLIII:What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the rain Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh Upon the glass and listen for reply, And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain For unremembered lads that not again Will turn to me at midnight with a cry. Thus in winter stands the lonely tree, Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one, Yet knows its boughs more silent than before: I cannot say what loves have come and gone, I only know that summer sang in me A little while, that in me sings no more.
I think I've found a new poet. Let me just say, it took a lot to unseat Robert Frost as my number one. He'd been my favorite since I was twelve, but Edna St. Vincent Millay took that seat as soon as I read just one of her poems.
Edna St. Vincent Millay is my favorite classic female poet. I love the rhythm and rhyme of her poetry and her imagery and the way she puts words together, like smooth pebbles rolling on the tongue. Other than Emily Dickinson, there is no poet to compare with Millay.
I keep buying poetry and trying to read it to the kids and they are not into it but I love it! Hooray for poetry!
Czesław Miłosz has been my favorite poet for a long time, and whenever in the bookstore, I see the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay on the shelf right next to him, so, one day I grabbed this book and HOLY CRAP. Why didn't people tell me. What amazing work. So rich, I only read a little at a time, but it's great to have it by the bed all the time.
Edna has a way with words but just not my "Cup of Tea ".
One of my favorite poets
The perfect melancholy poems for a rainy night.
I was intrigued by the poems as I haven't read much lyrical poetry. It was really well written.