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Analysis and comments on Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,óNo by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Comment 2 of 50, added on January 25th, 2005 at 1:00 PM.

I am 54 years old and have loved Millay's poetry since my earyly 20's. If
one has ever had a crazy lover and wished there was a form of "love
insurance", here it is in this sonnet.

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Comment 1 of 50, added on January 4th, 2005 at 2:25 AM.

Sometimes a poem can come out of its ghostly cracks and frighten one with
such force and intimacy that one might think it were written not by any
poet for the mere sake of poetry, but by some secreted self destined to
strip the soul bare--my heart has just stopped for a moment on this one. I
feel every ounce of this, I drink the poison mentioned, I am there fully in
the contracted spasm of muscle. It is impeccable. A sonnet to rival any
Shakespeare could ever have written. Take it out of love and put it in any
context and you will see your dream of a stalwart life.

Brian Chung from United States

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Information about Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,óNo

Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: 1. Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,óNo
Volume: Renascence and Other Poems
- Sonnets
Year: 1917
Added: Feb 21 2003
Viewed: 7976 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 4 2005

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