I drank at every vine.
The last was like the first.
I came upon no wine
So wonderful as thirst.

I gnawed at every root.
I ate of every plant.
I came upon no fruit
So wonderful as want.

Feed the grape and bean
To the vintner and monger:
I will lie down lean
With my thirst and my hunger.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem Feast


  1. Jayani says:

    The poem resurrects social problems such as disparity between rich and poor.Mostly the poem is very much symbolic

  2. sashya says:

    nice and short poem.. has a deeper going meaning.. interessting

  3. fenestra says:

    “(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Same message. Better grammar.

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