Thursday, August 23, 2012

Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I'd like to bring my readers more poetry from women. Small sample of words for motivation and inspiration. With fall coming up soon, I am in a nature-y mood. So today's poem is from a woman known for her Bohemian lifestyle.

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

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!

Picture of Barbarano Vicentino, Province of Vicenza, Italy, courtesy of  Milton's Manor.

Read more about Edna St. Vincent Millay here.

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