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Edna St. Vincent Millay - Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree

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I, being born a woman and distressed
By all the needs and notions of my kind,
Am urged by your propinquity to find
Your person fair, and feel a certain zest
To bear you body's weight upon my breast:
So subtly is the fume of life designed,
To clairfy the pulse and cloud the mind,
And leave me once again undone, possessed.
Think not for this, however, the poor treason
Of my stout blood against my staggering brain,
I shall remember you with love, or season
My scorn with pity,—let me make it plain:
I find ths frenzy insufficient reason
For conversation when we meet again.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree
Poem of the Day: Aug 5 2009

Comment 4 of 4, added on December 1st, 2009 at 9:56 PM.

this poem is about a woman in need of lust. who at that moment is not thinking with her brain but so to say with her "private part". This is a one night stand led by lust.

Irina Tsvik from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on April 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 AM.

This isn't sonnets from an ungrafted tree- that is a rather long piece about a woman and her husband, this poem is one of the unnamed sonnets so the title usually reads 'I being born a woman and distressed.' It is however from the same book as Ungrafted Tree- Harp Weaver.

Chelsea from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on May 2nd, 2007 at 4:29 PM.

Edna St Vincent Millay was a bisexual. This poem in particular was written about her love for a woman.

Cristina from United States

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