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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    I find this frenzy insufficient reason
    For conversation when we meet again.
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    Lord, I do fear
    Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year;
    My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
    No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard,
    Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure;
    —Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)