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Dirge

Edna St Vincent Millay 1892 (Rockland, Maine) – 1950 ( Austerlitz, New York)

Boys and girls that held her dear,
Do your weeping now;
All you loved of her lies here.
 
Brought to earth the arrogant brow,
And the withering tongue
Chastened; do your weeping now.
 
Sing whatever songs are sung,
Wind whatever wreath,
For a playmate perished young,
 
For a spirit spent in death.
Boys and girls that held her dear,
All you loved of her lies here.
 
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Edna St Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical 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.  more…

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