Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

~ excerpts from "Dirge Without Music" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Collected Poems
By Edna St. Vincent Millay

O sovereign angel

O sovereign angel,
Wide-winged stranger
above a forgetful earth,
Care for me, care for me,
Keep me unaware of danger
And not regretful
And not forgetful
of my innocent birth.

~ by Edna St. Vincent Millay

No wider than the heart is wide

The world stands out on either side.
No wider than the heart is wide.
Above the earth is stretched the sky
No higher than the soul is high.

~ from "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Collected Poems
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
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