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Edna St. Vincent Millay - The Wood Road

If I were to walk this way
Hand in hand with Grief,
I should mark that maple-spray
Coming into leaf.
I should note how the old burrs
Rot upon the ground.
Yes, though Grief should know me hers
While the world goes round,
It could not if truth be said
This was lost on me:
A rock-maple showing red,
Burrs beneath a tree.

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Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poem: The Wood Road
Poem of the Day: Jul 4 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on September 2nd, 2009 at 7:31 PM.

Edna St. Vincent Millay is my favorite poet and "The Wood Road" is my favorite Millay poem. She just has the greatest gift for word pictures and this poem, to me, is breath-taking because, even though brief, it makes a powerful point about the cycle of life. It is simple, profound, and beautiful all at the same time.

Charles Shunk from United States

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