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Edna St. Vincent Millay - The Return From Town

As I sat down by Saddle Stream
  To bathe my dusty feet there,
A boy was standing on the bridge
  Any girl would meet there.

As I went over Woody Knob
  And dipped into the hollow,
A youth was coming up the hill
  Any maid would follow.

Then in I turned at my own gate,—
  And nothing to be sad for—
To such a man as any wife
  Would pass a pretty lad for.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: The Return From Town
Volume: The Harp-Weaver
Year: Published/Written in 1923
Poem of the Day: Mar 30 2012

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 14th, 2004 at 7:44 AM.

Thanks for noticing, Joel. I have corrected the typo.

Gunnar from Sweden
Comment 1 of 2, added on October 13th, 2004 at 8:45 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems by Millay.

There is a line missing above, though. You will notice the 2nd stanza has only 3 lines. It should read something like (this is from memory though):

As I went over Woody Knob
And dipped into the hollow
A youth was coming up the hill
Any maid would follow.


Joel Van Valin from United States

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