16
Oct
07

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

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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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