Millay is one of those poets I think oh sure, I've read, but then realized I really hadn't. Sorrow ++ - Seems to start melodramatically, but then it twists. But East and West will pinch the heart That can not keep them pushed apart; And he whose soul is flat—the sky Will cave in on him by and by. Vincent Millay Contents: Renascence All I could see from where I stood Interim The room is full of you! My favorites are the title poem and the six sonnets. Fourth edition, on Alexandra paper, dated December, 1921. Long had I lain thus, craving death, When quietly the earth beneath Gave way, and inch by inch, so great At last had grown the crushing weight, Into the earth I sank till I Full six feet under ground did lie, And sank no more, -- there is no weight Can follow here, however great.
Vincent Millay 1892-1950 have been long admired for the lyric beauty that is especially characteristic of her early works. Renascence +++ - Feels like it misses greatness due to being overwritten in the segments, but this is still an amazing cosmic poem. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the. Manufacturing books in the United States ensures compliance with strict environmental laws and eliminates the need for international freight shipping, a major contributor to global air pollution. Infinity Pressed down upon the finite Me! Sleeping your myriad magics through, Close-sepulchred away from you! O God, I cried, give me new birth, And put me back upon the earth! Perhaps it was her name.
But needs must suck At the great wound, and could not pluck My lips away till I had drawn All venom out. Totally going to recommend this to the teens at our library. Vincent Millay 1892—1950 have been long admired for the lyric beauty that is especially characteristic of her early works. Excerpt from Renascence A few months ago, I was reading a book that happened to mention the work of Edna St. The author's first published book.
She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. At the request of Vassar's drama department, she also wrote her first verse play, The Lamp and the Bell 1921 , a work about love between women. I look forward to reading more from her. Renascence All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked the other way, And saw three islands in a bay. About this Item: Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1917. No hurt I did not feel, no death That was not mine; mine each last breath That, crying, met an answering cry From the compassion that was I.
One night, Norma insisted that Vincent attend a masquerade ball, given at the hotel, if only to get Vincent out of the house and to meet people. Now one of the best-known American poems, it is a fervent and moving account of spiritual rebirth. And as I looked a quickening gust Of wind blew up to me and thrust Into my face a miracle Of orchard-breath, and with the smell,— I know not how such things can be! The world stands out on either side No wider than the heart is wide; Above the world is stretched the sky,— No higher than the soul is high. Three Songs of Shattering + - Cute 12. Have recently been interested in Edna St.
All suffering mine, and mine its rod; Mine, pity like the pity of God. She was to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923. I know the path that tells Thy way Through the cool eve of every day; God, I can push the grass apart And lay my finger on Thy heart! Written when Millay was 19, it won fourth prize in a nationwide poetry contest. The first edition was 1917. I saw and heard and knew at last The How and Why of all things, past, And present, and forevermore. Modest edge wear, near fine in a good only edgeworn and torn dustwrapper with owner's name and date penned on front panel, chips in spine. Although in the 1920s she was popularly regarded as a cynic, rebel and liberated woman, the simple and direct early works gathered in Renascence and Other Poems are more concerned with bereavement and sorrow, alleviated by a love of nature and a continuing search for happiness.
There is always something fresh, something new, in it- some new understanding, some new and wondrous appreciation for a metaphor, image. The sonnet, of which six examples are included here, later became the verse form most closely associated with Millay. Deep in the earth I rested now; Cool is its hand upon the brow And soft its breast beneath the head Of one who is so gladly dead. Lightly aged pages, no marks. All suffering mine, and mine its rod; Mine, pity like the pity of God. First edition, deluxe issue, printed on Japan vellum, no. I, to-night, that till he came Could not, could not wait, In a gown as bright as flame Held for them the gate.
Good, now read the Millay is one of those poets I think oh sure, I've read, but then realized I really hadn't. For soon the shower will be done, And then the broad face of the sun Will laugh above the rain-soaked earth Until the world with answering mirth Shakes joyously, and each round drop Rolls, twinkling, from its grass-blade top. Copyright page has code K-Z which is November, 1925. Black cloth with still bright titles. I saw at sea a great fog bank Between two ships that struck and sank; A thousand screams the heavens smote; And every scream tore through my throat.
Would to God I too might feel that frenzied faith whose touch Makes temporal the most enduring grief And on and on and on. Summary The poems of Edna St. And felt fierce fire About a thousand people crawl; Perished with each,—then mourned for all! People dress and go to town; I sit in my chair. That same year Millay published A Few Figs from Thistles 1920 , a volume of poetry which drew much attention for its controversial descriptions of female sexuality and feminism. Afternoon on a Hill +? Gift inscription is on the front free endpaper. I know the path that tells Thy way Through the cool eve of every day; God, I can push the grass apart And lay my finger on Thy heart! Oh, for the days of poetry scandals! Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng.
Printed on acid free paper. Light corner bumps to boards; small chips to spine at head and tail; minimal surface scratches. Now one of the best-known American poems, it is a fervent and moving account of spiritual rebirth. This, her first collection, was where I decided to start. AbeBooks, the AbeBooks logo, AbeBooks. This set of poems is some of her earliest work, and is stunning and incredible.