Edna St. Vincent Millay (22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)
Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and was known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.
Millay was born in Rockland, Maine to Cora Lounella, a nurse, and Henry Tollman Millay, a schoolteacher who would later become superintendent of schools. Her middle name derives from St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, where her uncle's life had been saved just before her birth. The family's house was "between the mountains and the sea where baskets of apples and drying herbs on the porch mingled their scents with those ... more »
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- [Four Sonnets (1922)]
- A Visit To The Asylum
- Afternoon on a Hill
- An Ancient Gesture
- And do you think that love itself
- And you as well must die, belovèd dust
- Apostrophe To Man
- Ashes Of Life
- Autumn Daybreak
- Being Young And Green
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''I will be the gladdest thingEdna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), U.S. poet. Afternoon on a Hill (l. 1-4). . ; pseud. "Nancy Boyd" Collected Poems [Edna St. Vincent Millay]. N...
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.''
''It mattering not how beautiful you were,Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), U.S. poet. And You as Well Must Die, Beloved Dust (l. 13-14). . ; pseud. "Nancy Boyd" Collected Poems [Edna S...
Or how beloved above all else that dies.''
''this wonder fled,Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), U.S. poet. And You as Well Must Die, Beloved Dust (l. 7-9). . ; pseud. "Nancy Boyd" Collected Poems [Edna St....
Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost.
Nor shall my love avail you in your hour.''
Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age.Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), U.S. poet and author. "Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies," Wine From the Grapes (1934).
The child is grown, and puts away childish things.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matte...