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Edna St Vincent Millay says: — Reblog from The Müscleheaded Blog

” I drank at every vine. The last was like the first. I came upon no wine So wonderful as thirst. I gnawed at every root. I ate of every plant. I came upon no fruit So wonderful as want. Feed the grape and bean To the vintner and monger: I will lie down lean […]

via Edna St Vincent Millay says: — The Müscleheaded Blog

6 comments on “Edna St Vincent Millay says: — Reblog from The Müscleheaded Blog

  1. The Muscleheaded Blog
    September 15, 2016

    🙂 Thank you for this repost, Ret !!!!!! 🙂


  2. distantshipsmoke
    September 16, 2016

    Thirst, want and hunger…. they usually say this poem has to do with the economic and food disparities between the rich and the poor and take this poem very literally. But I feel that is a safe early 20th century interpretation. A more 21st century interpretation in my mind, and I have always thought this from the first time that I read it, is I really think she is talking about her bisexuality.

    Love all of her work.

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  3. Ret MP
    September 16, 2016

    Ahhh. I’ll need to explore this. I didn’t know that was a factor in her life and life’s work. Thank you so much for sharing. I read this over coffee and was still playing with the words at dinner time. It says so much, so simply.

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    • distantshipsmoke
      September 16, 2016

      I like short poems that say much. I guess we all do , of course. But early 1900’s poets , to remain “decent” in the public eye were very good at making their work have many meanings and interpretations. Just my opinion. It is seldom that they don’t make us think of maybe she or he was really pulling something over on us.


  4. iseeyourcups
    September 19, 2016

    This is the one I was talking about. Not so easy to read. Visual gets choppy.

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Ret MP
      September 19, 2016

      i believe the pace changes in the last stanza yes, perhaps to imply one should slow down, savor and drink of thought of the words…


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