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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Assault


I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
After a year of silence, else I think
I should not so have ventured forth alone
At dusk upon this unfrequented road.


I am waylaid by Beauty. Who will walk
Between me and the crying of the frogs?
Oh, savage Beauty, suffer me to pass,
That am a timid woman, on her way
From one house to another!

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Assault

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 21st, 2014 at 10:39 AM.

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crorkzz from Israel
Comment 2 of 3, added on January 23rd, 2007 at 11:33 PM.

This poem seems to reflect upon how the infatuation
of Beauty (of another person)leads us astray and how
we kindly are corrected and comforted by Nature.

Arne from Sweden
Comment 1 of 3, added on December 6th, 2004 at 5:04 PM.

does anybody know why she wrote the poem assault or why she wrote most of her poems.


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