Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | May 24, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Afternoon on a Hill

by Edna St Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950).

Afternoon on a Hill (1917)
 
I will be the gladdest thing 
    Under the sun! 
I will touch a hundred flowers 
    And not pick one. 
 
I will look at cliffs and clouds                                5
    With quiet eyes, 
Watch the wind bow down the grass, 
    And the grass rise. 
 
And when lights begin to show 
    Up from the town,                                           10
I will mark which must be mine, 
    And then start down!

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/millay.htm  http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/m_r/millay/millay.htm

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