God’s World | Edna St. Vincent Millay

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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.

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2 thoughts on “God’s World | Edna St. Vincent Millay

  1. Edna St. Vincent Millay is my favorite poet (poetess?), and every autumn, the line, “Lord, I do fear thou’st made the world too beautiful this year,” goes through my thoughts many times over. Thank you for this website! I read it for inspiration and pleasure!
    Lola Lavy

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