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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century."

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    What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
    I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
    Under my head till morning; out the rain
    Is full of ghosts tonight,
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    this wonder fled,
    Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost.
    Nor shall my love avail you in your hour.
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    The wind of their endurance, driving south,
    Flattened your words against your speaking mouth.
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)