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Summary of the Book 'A Few Figs From Thistles Poems And Sonnets':
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22 1892 - October 19 1950) was an American lyrical poet playwright and feminist. She was the second woman to receive 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. Poet Richard Wilbur asserts: She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Few Figs From Thistles Poems And Sonnets':
... all damp with gloom And shut us all within And, Little Sorrow, weep, said I, And, Little Sin, pray God to die, And I upon the floor ... ... a passing lad. And, One thing there's no getting by I've been a wicked girl, said I But if I can't be sorry, why, I might as well be ... ... are you that, missing you, I should be kept awake As many nights as there are days With weeping for your sake? And what are you that, missing ... ... As I went walking up and down to take the evening air, (Sweet to meet upon the street, why must I be so shy?) I saw him lay his ... ... (Lay me out in organdie, lay me out in lawn!) And everywhere I stepped there was a baby or a cat (Lord, God in Heaven, will it never be dawn?) ... ... the quaint Italian quip she flung him from the gutter (What can there be to cry about that I should lie and cry?) He laid his darling hand ... ... SINGING-WOMAN FROM THE WOOD'S EDGE What should I be but a prophet and a liar, Whose mother was a leprechaun, whose father was ... ... her baby, You will find such flame at the wave's weedy ebb As flashes in the meshes of a mer-mother's web, But there comes to birth no common ... ... and after all's done, What should I be but a harlot and a nun? In through the bushes, on any foggy day, My Da would come a-swishing of the drops ... ... mean just the opposite of all that he was praying! He taught me the holy-talk of Vesper and of Matin, He heard me my Greek and he heard me my ... ... OVERHEARD SINGING Oh, Prue she has a patient man, And Joan a gentle lover, And Agatha's Arth' is a hug-the-hearth,- But my true ... ... what he's thinking of- But my dear lad's a liar! Oh, Sue and Prue and Agatha Are thick with Mig and Joan! They bite their threads and ... ... one color, and clear- And Mig's no call to think at all What's to come next year, While Joan makes boast of a gentle lad, That's troubled ... ... have naught to do But peep who's passing by Joan is paired with a putterer That bastes and tastes and salts, And Agatha's Arth' is a hug-the-hearth,- ... ... FROM THE WOOD'S EDGE SHE IS OVERHEARD SINGING THE PRISONER THE UNEXPLORER GROWN-UP THE PENITENT DAPHNE PORTRAIT BY A NEIGHBOR ... ... Medal for excellence in American children's literature for another book, 1950's The Door in the Wall. Bright April is a story about a young African-American ... ... St Vincent Millay : Renascence And Other PoemsEdna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet, playwright ... ... 1837 ? 19 June 1924) was an English historian and man of letters. He was born at Hampstead, London, and was educated in Germany and at Peterhouse, ... ... Aria Da CapoTwo slatterns and a king - Aria da capo - The lamp and the bell.Edna St Vincent Millay : The Ballad Of The Harp WeaverEdna St. Vincent ... ... Wilbur asserts:... >>read more<