Afternoon on a Hill – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) 

Afternoon on a Hill – 1917

 

I will be the gladdest thing

Under the sun!

I will touch a hundred flowers

And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds

With quiet eyes,

Watch the wind bow down the grass,

And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show

Up from the town,

I will mark which must be mine,

And then start down!


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