SPIRITUAL POEMS: “God’s world” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“God’s world”

O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
   Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
   Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!   That gaunt crag
To crush!   To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!
Long have I known a glory in it all,
         But never knew I this;
         Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,—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.
by Edna St. Vincent Millay (18921950)

 

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Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_St._Vincent_Millay

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Edna’s poetry is always written with such passion! Beautiful!

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  2. So true! This poem is a good example of her passion and expressive style!

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