Edna St. Vincent Millay

She is most certainly my favorite poetess. While Millay does tend to lean on morbidity for inspiration, she manages to capture and render her reading into a state of complete fascination. I am especially fond of her short, and frequently whimsical prose. For a complete listing of her works, click here.

(Photograph taken of Millay by Arnold Genthe, June 1914)

“No matter what I say,
All that I really love
Is the rain that flattens on the bay,
And the eel-grass in the cove;
The jingle-shells that lie and bleach
At the tide-line, and the trace
Of higher tides along the beach:
Nothing in this place.”

– Eel-Grass, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Second April


1 Response to “Edna St. Vincent Millay”

  1. 1 philosophyoflife
    October 16, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for that wonderful insight into Edna St. Vincent Millay – her poetry has a certain elegance with a sense of purpose.

    I shall certainly read more too 🙂

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