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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Being Young And Green

Being Young and Green, I said in love's despite:
Never in the world will I to living wight
Give over, air my mind
To anyone,
Hang out its ancient secrets in the strong wind
To be shredded and faded—

Oh, me, invaded
And sacked by the wind and the sun!

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Being Young And Green
Poem of the Day: Feb 25 2006

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 19th, 2014 at 1:22 AM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on April 14th, 2007 at 4:10 AM.

If you learn about Millay you will appreciate this poem.

Her personality is so evident in it,it just embodies her spirit,a contradiction - a deeply sensitive woman with a hard as nails character.

She begins stating her naivety she is "young and green" a beginner.

You can almost hear her head up saying "Never in the world will I to living wight give over, air my mind To anyone"

She'd never bend to vunerablity,her youthful defiance to bring herself out to be judged and juried by anyone.Her naivety allows her to estimate her own value.

"Hang out its ancient secrets in the strong wind
To be shredded and fadedó"

She emphasises the sacredness of her secrets,the importance of them to her,what criticism may do to things she prized.

"Oh, me, invaded
And sacked by the wind and the sun!"

But in the end she has no choice she is forced into letting others be juror to her value and is naive no longer.

I think poem refers to both herself and her poetry.


Oh, me, invaded


Katie from Australia
Comment 1 of 3, added on February 25th, 2006 at 10:26 PM.

Wow! Thats really a great poem.....congrats on being poem of the day!

Bye.
Oh yeah....how do you put one of your poems on the site??? Becausse i really want to.

Teddy from United States

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