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By Edna St. Vincent Millay | Comments: ( 626 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

There will be rose and rhododendron when you are dead and under ground Still will be heard from white syringas Heavy with bees, a sunny sound.


  • Title: Second April
  • Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • ISBN: 9781419146459
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work This famous portrait of Vincent as she was called by friends was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.



Comments Second April

  • Carl Williams

    I first came to know Edna Saint Vincent Millay studying American social history, as the quintessential bohemian, a precursor and them participant in the Jazz Age of the 20s. Next I came to love her poetry, and the realities she embraces. I think Edna Saint Vincent Millay is one of the underrated American poets. She captures wild realities and modern sensibilities in traditional forms. Good stuff really. from "Elegy Before Death"Oh, there will pass with your great passing Little of beauty not you [...]


  • Vanessa

    This has some real gems. I love returning to this collection occasionally, like checking in with an old friend.


  • John Yelverton

    This is a collection of some very disturbing and depressing poems which almost seem like a cry for help in certain parts. The only redeeming part of this book, though still depressing, was the poem about a book begging to be picked up and read and not forgotten.


  • Bruce

    Beautiful.


  • Jessica or ジェシカ

    ~~~


  • Mattias

    Much more sombre than the other works of Millay's I've read. The poems are about death and the end of love, with many descriptions of the sea, and of nature, and classical references. A set of five poems near the end is titled Memorial to D.C. [Vassar 1918]; D.C. was Dorothy Coleman, a close friend and possibly a lover of Millay's who died in the flu epidemic that year, prompting Millay to write at least some of these poems. Her publisher asked her to remove the five poems about D.C but she refu [...]


  • Lightreads

    From the middle period of Millay's life. I loved it, but then again I always do with her. I have a marked preference for her sonnets -- the longerpoems are equally beautiful in diction and image, but the repetitive, sing-songy pattern which made Millay famous and which I like very much is somethingof a detriment over a hundred lines, pushing the poem down into consciousness so all you actively perceive is the rhythm. But yes, I love the sonnets andMillay herself, her bravado, her cunning, her br [...]


  • Lucy

    TravelTHE railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voices speaking,Yet there isn't a train goes by all day But I hear its whistle shrieking.All night there isn't a train goes by, Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,But I see its cinders red on the sky, And hear its engine steaming.My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I'll not be knowing,Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, No matter where it's going.


  • Jennifer

    I'm never exactly sure how to rate a book of poetry. Obviously not all of these poems are equal, and some are even mundane, but surely any book that includes "Elegy Before Death" and "And you as well must die, beloved dust" (two of my favorite poems of grief ever) must merit five stars purely on those two poems alone.


  • cara

    Favourites:— Spring— The Blue-Flag in the Bog— Elegy Before Death— Passer Mortuus Est— Low-Tide— The Poet and His Book— Alms— Wraith— Burial— Mariposa— Doubt No More Than That Oberon— The Death of Autumn— Ode to Silence— Prayer to Persephone— Sonnets III, VI, VIII, IX, X


  • Sarah Elizabeth Chitwood

    The meter changes interestingly at some points, varying the lines that recall William Blake.


  • Katie

    Some of these I loved, and some I didn't. Towards the beginning I expected to like this more, but it is in the middle for me.


  • Isobelpoe

    How'd she do it, and manage all that gettin' around town?


  • Annie

    I love her humor


  • Brian

    Lovely. This collection contains one of my favorite ESVM poems, "Lament," and a few of my favorite individual lines. The sonnets aren't the best, but the lyrics are wonderful.


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