Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
October 25th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 317,154 comments.
Edna St. Vincent Millay - I Think I Should Have Loved You


I THINK I should have loved you presently,
And given in earnest words I flung in jest;
And lifted honest eyes for you to see,
And caught your hand against my cheek and breast;
And all my pretty follies flung aside
That won you to me, and beneath your gaze,
Naked of reticence and shorn of pride, 
Spread like a chart my little wicked ways.
I, that had been to you, had you remained, 
But one more waking from a recurrent dream,
Cherish no less the certain stakes I gained,
And walk your memory's halls, austere, supreme,
A ghost in marble of a girl you knew
Who would have loved you in a day or two.

Share |

Added: Feb 3 2004 | Viewed: 13512 times | Comments and analysis of I Think I Should Have Loved You by Edna St. Vincent Millay Comments (8)

I Think I Should Have Loved You - Comments and Information

Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: 2. I Think I Should Have Loved You
Volume: A Few Figs From Thistles
- Four Sonnets
Year: Published/Written in 1921
Poem of the Day: Mar 6 2014

Comment 8 of 8, added on January 1st, 2016 at 11:09 AM.


bUNSdKvyPNIpMHTb from Armenia
Comment 7 of 8, added on December 31st, 2015 at 7:54 AM.


BsXWGDtFaKBwcP from Jamaica
Comment 6 of 8, added on October 16th, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

sR3zEE Im thankful for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

crorkservice from Belarus

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, I Think I Should Have Loved You, has received 8 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Millay Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links