Macdougal Street Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABAB CDCD AEAE FB FB GHGI

As I went walking up and down to take the evening airA
Sweet to meet upon the street why must I be so shyB
I saw him lay his hand upon her torn black hairA
Little dirty Latin child let the lady byB
-
The women squatting on the stoops were slovenly and fatC
Lay me out in organdie lay me out in lawnD
And everywhere I stepped there was a baby or a catC
Lord God in Heaven will it never be dawnD
-
The fruit carts and clam carts were ribald as a fairA
Pink nets and wet shells trodden under heelE
She had haggled from the fruit man of his rotting wareA
I shall never get to sleep the way I feelE
-
He walked like a king through the filth and the clutterF
Sweet to meet upon the street why did you glance me byB
-
But he caught the quaint Italian quip she flung him from the gutterF
What can there be to cry about that I should lie and cryB
-
He laid his darling hand upon her little black headG
I wish I were a ragged child with ear rings in my earsH
And he said she was a baggage to have said what she had saidG
Truly I shall be ill unless I stop these tearsI

Edna St. Vincent Millay



Rate:
(1)



Poem topics: , Print This Poem , Rhyme Scheme

Submit Spanish Translation
Submit German Translation
Submit French Translation


Write your comment about Macdougal Street poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


ibiba Ibinabo tamunominji: So sorrowful.
ibiba Ibinabo tamunominji: So sorrowful.
ibiba Ibinabo tamunominji: So sorrowful.
 

Recent Interactions*

This poem was read 13 times,

This poem was added to the favorite list by 0 members,

This poem was voted by 1 members.

(* Interactions only in the last 7 days)

New Poems

Popular Poets