I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem Afternoon On A Hill


  1. riley says:

    what is the literal meeting

  2. charina says:

    Well, for me it is simply about the opportunities that had arrived. Since you have received those opportunities, you are free to choose among those things were you find good and makes you happy.

  3. steeven says:

    The poem “Afternoon on a hill” shows how we should see the beauty of nature. The poem makes me feel refresh and relax. The make want to grab a book and find a hill and read. This poem let me see the beauty of our surroundings. The poem let me feel that I am the one who is speaking in the poem. The poem shows how some people appreciate the beauty of nature by just seeing and touching. Some people can be glad in simple things. But many people don’t care about their surrounding they do not appreciate the beauty of their environment. They are not contented on what they see. They only look at the negative side and not in the positive side. Example, some of our tourist spots are not really appreciated by the people. That shows how the people don’t appreciate the beauty of nature. The poem describes the beauty of nature.

  4. tanweer says:

    this poem is really great because it describes nature

  5. fergio says:

    juana you are a disgusting man dont ever put that on a public sight you idiot! but i enjoyed this poem very much so and it very relaxing.

  6. juana says:

    this poem was great..i loved it so much it remindes me of the afternoon and the hills at the time of the afternoon….it was amazing to sit and read just literature while smoking a blunt and masterbating with my 12inch dildo!

  7. Amber says:

    it was a great poem. It makes you want to just go graba book and find a hill and read. It was no the best of her work but it was an interesting and relaxing poeml.

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