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Edna St. Vincent Millay - The True Encounter

"Wolf!" cried my cunning heart
At every sheep it spied,
And roused the countryside.

"Wolf! Wolf!"—and up would start
Good neighbours, bringing spade
And pitchfork to my aid.

At length my cry was known:
Therein lay my release.
I met the wolf alone
And was devoured in peace.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: The True Encounter
Poem of the Day: Mar 24 2006

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 25th, 2007 at 3:02 AM.

A liar's not believed, forsooth,
Even when he tells the truth.
That is what I say to that poem.

Kyra from United States

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