Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Edna St. Vincent Millay: "Afternoon on a Hill"



                                        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

                                              With quiet eyes,

                                        Watch the wind bow down the grass,

                                              And the grass rise.



                                        And when lights begin to show

                                              Up from the town,

                                        I will mark which must be mine,

                                              And then start down!


"Afternoon on a Hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Collected Poems. © Harper Perennial, 2011.

Photography credit: Image on a foreign-language page, source therefore unknown (originally color).

 

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