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Edna St. Vincent Millay - A Visit To The Asylum

Once from a big, big building,
When I was small, small,
The queer folk in the windows
Would smile at me and call.

And in the hard wee gardens
Such pleasant men would hoe:
"Sir, may we touch the little girl's hair!"—
It was so red, you know.

They cut me coloured asters
With shears so sharp and neat,
They brought me grapes and plums and pears
And pretty cakes to eat.

And out of all the windows,
No matter where we went,
The merriest eyes would follow me
And make me compliment.

There were a thousand windows,
All latticed up and down.
And up to all the windows,
When we went back to town,

The queer folk put their faces,
As gentle as could be;
"Come again, little girl!" they called, and I
Called back, "You come see me!"

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: A Visit To The Asylum
Poem of the Day: Apr 19 2014

Comment 83 of 83, added on January 15th, 2015 at 7:54 PM.
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jOQyef Hey, you used to write excellent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring��� I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

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Comment 82 of 83, added on January 15th, 2015 at 2:29 PM.
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91YX9d You could definitely see your skills within the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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Comment 81 of 83, added on December 21st, 2014 at 4:03 PM.
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MuJtYg I am continually invstigating online for articles that can facilitate me. Thank you!

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