Thursday, February 22, 2007

Birthday

Via The Distracted Dilettante, it's the birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay!

the concert is named after one of her poems, as I explained in the inaugural post. (Boy, does that seem like a lifetime ago...) In honor of her day, here is another favorite.

Assault

I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
After a year of silence, else I think
I should not have ventured forth alone
At dusk along this unfrequented road.

I am waylaid by Beauty! Who will walk
Between me and the crying of the frogs?
Oh, savage beauty, suffer me to pass,
That am a timid woman, on her way
From one house to another.

4 comments:

Paul G. McCurdy said...

Wow! I had forgotten how good poetry could be. Thanks for reminding me!

Ariadne said...

That *is* an awesome poem, ACB. I hadn't read it before. It was/is a real treat for the mind's eye.

Maury D'annato said...

Millay isn't thought of as serious stuff these days, I think. Whatever that means. I adore her.

Erin said...

Yay! Thanks for celebrating her. She's my cousin twice removed.

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