Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Poetry Wednesday

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.  Edna St. Vincent Millay

Afternoon on a Hill


 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! 

Edna St. Vincent Millay


Ganeida said...

I'm glad you started doing this. I love poetry but tend to be a glutton. This way is better. I am forced to pay proper attention to one poem at a time. :) Love this one.

Sandra said...

I thought it a nice contradiction to my "Poetry Of Outrage"!

Sandra said...

I meant contrast, not contradiction. That's what I get when I'm thinking about several things at once!

Christy Fritz said...

i like this too. i've decided to have a private blog, no big reason, but if you'd still like to follow along ocasionally, i would be glad to send an invite.
my email is fritz12@roadrunner.com

Sandra said...

I'm sorry to hear that Christy, but I'm sure you have your reasons.

Ashley Dumas said...

I love this too. What an appropriate counter point to your previous post : ) I had a book of her poems a long time ago and really loved them. Ganeida is right it is nice to consider just one poem instead of trying to read a book poems like a novel. Bye for now!


Sandra said...

I enjoy it because I read a little bit of poetry each week as I decide who to use and which poem. I haven't spent much time on poetry for a long time, so it's a nice, reflective spot in my day.