Who is Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Millay was a renowned social figure and noted feminist in New York City during the Roaring Twenties and beyond. She wrote much of her prose and hackwork verse under the pseudonym Nancy Boyd.

Millay won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her poem "Ballad of the Harp-Weaver"; she was the first woman to win the award. In 1943, Millay was the sixth person and the second woman to be awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry.

Millay was highly regarded during much of her lifetime, with the prominent literary critic Edmund Wilson calling her "one of the only poets writing in English in our time who have attained to anything like the st...
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Edna St. Vincent Millay Poems

  • Songs Of Shattering I
    The first rose on my rose-tree
    Budded, bloomed, and shattered,
    During sad days when to me
    Nothing mattered. ...
  • Sonnets V
    Once more into my arid days like dew,
    Like wind from an oasis, or the sound
    Of cold sweet water bubbling underground,
    A treacherous messenger, the thought of you ...
  • Sonnets Xi
    As to some lovely temple, tenantless
    Long since, that once was sweet with shivering brass,
    Knowing well its altars ruined and the grass
    Grown up between the stones, yet from excess ...
  • Sonnets Viii
    And you as well must die, beloved dust,
    And all your beauty stand you in no stead;
    This flawless, vital hand, this perfect head,
    This body of flame and steel, before the gust ...
  • Songs Of Shattering Iii
    All the dog-wood blossoms are underneath the tree!
    Ere spring was going--ah, spring is gone!
    And there comes no summer to the like of you and me,--
    Blossom time is early, but no fruit sets on. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I Love You 70 Love 70 Never 46 Long 45 Sweet 43 Death 36 Night 35 Face 34 Heart 34 Wind 31


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Rickimnotavegan: my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night but ah, my foes, and, oh my friends— it gives a lovely light! edna st.vincent millay
Lmclaug: "my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light."-edna st vincent millay
Thegoodbyebaby: my candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends — it gives a lovely light. — edna st. vincent millay: figs and thistles
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