Table of Contents for Edna St. Vincent Millay : Selected Poems


Introduction xvii
I
Renascence and Other Poems (1917)
Renascence
3(7)
Interim
10(8)
Afternoon on a Hill
18(1)
Witch-Wife
18(1)
When the Year Grows Old
19(1)
``Time does not bring relief; you all have lied''
20(1)
``If I should learn, in some quite casual way''
21(1)
Bluebeard
22(1)
A Few Figs from Thistles (1920)
First Fig
23(1)
Second Fig
23(1)
Recuerdo
23(1)
To the Not Impossible Him
24(1)
Grown-up
25(1)
Daphne
25(1)
Midnight Oil
25(1)
The Philosopher
26(1)
``I think I should have loved you presently''
26(1)
``I shall forget you presently, my dear''
27(1)
Second April (1921)
Eel-Grass
28(1)
Elegy Before Death
28(1)
Weeds
29(1)
Passer Mortuus Est
30(1)
Alms
30(1)
Inland
31(1)
Ebb
32(1)
from Memorial to D. C.
Epitaph
33(1)
Dirge
33(1)
Elegy
34(1)
``Only until this cigarette is ended''
35(1)
``Once more into my arid days like dew''
36(1)
``When I too long have looked upon your face''
36(1)
``And you as well must die, beloved dust''
37(1)
``As to some lovely temple, tenantless''
38(1)
Wild Swans
38(1)
The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems (1923)
Autumn Chant
39(1)
Feast
40(1)
The Betrothal
40(1)
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver
41(5)
Never May the Fruit Be Plucked
46(1)
Hyacinth
47(1)
To One Who Might Have Borne a Message
47(1)
``Love is not blind. I see with single eye''
48(1)
``Pity me not because the light of day''
48(1)
``Here is a wound that never will heal, I know''
49(1)
``Your face is like a chamber where a king''
50(1)
``I, being born a woman and distressed''
50(1)
``What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why''
51(1)
``How healthily their feet upon the floor''
51(1)
``Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare''
52(1)
Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree
53(10)
The Buck in the Snow (1928)
To the Wife of a Sick Friend
63(1)
To a Friend Estranged from Me
64(1)
The Buck in the Snow
65(1)
Evening on Lesbos
65(1)
Dirge Without Music
66(1)
Lethe
67(1)
To Inez Milholland
68(1)
To Jesus on His Birthday
68(1)
``Not that it matters, not that my heart's cry''
69(4)
II
Aria da Capo (1921)
73(44)
The King's Henchman (1927)
Ælfrida's Song
97(2)
Love Scene
99(6)
Translations from Flowers of Evil
Charles Baudelaire
The Fang
105(1)
Parisian Dream
106(2)
Invitation to the Voyage
108(2)
The Old Servant
110(1)
Late January
111(1)
The King of the Rainy Country
111(1)
Mists and Rains
112(1)
A Memory
113(4)
III
Fatal Interview (1931)
117(100)
IV
Wine from These Grapes (1934)
Valentine
147(1)
In the Grave No Flower
147(1)
Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
148(2)
The Solid Sprite Who Stands Alone
150(1)
Spring in the Garden
151(1)
Sonnet (``Time, that renews the tissues of this frame'')
152(1)
Desolation Dreamed Of
152(1)
On the Wide Heath
153(1)
Two Sonnets in Memory
154(1)
Conscientious Objector
155(1)
Epitaph for the Race of Man
156(10)
Conversation at Midnight (1937)
``Thus are our altars polluted; nor may we flee. . .''
166(6)
``The mind thrust out of doors''
172(2)
Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939)
The Snow Storm
174(1)
Not So Far as the Forest
174(3)
``Fontaine, Je Ne Boirai Pas De Ton Eau!''
177(1)
The True Encounter
178(1)
Czecho-Slovakia
178(1)
Underground System
179(1)
Two Voices
180(1)
This Dusky Faith
181(1)
To a Young Poet
182(1)
To Elinor Wylie
182(4)
``Now that the west is washed of clouds and clear''
186(1)
``I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex''
187(1)
``Thou famished grave, I will not fill thee yet''
187(1)
``Not only love plus awful grief''
188(1)
Make Bright the Arrows (1940)
``Make bright the arrows''
189(1)
An Eclipse of the Sun Is Predicted
189(1)
``Gentlemen Cry, Peace!''
190(1)
``I must not die of pity; I must live''
191(1)
The Murder of Lidice (1942)
``They marched them out to the public square''
192(3)
Mine the Harvest (1954)
Small Hands, Relinquish All
195(1)
Ragged Island
196(1)
``To whom the house of Montagu''
197(2)
``The courage that my mother had''
199(1)
Armenonville
199(1)
Dream of Saba
200(4)
For Warmth Alone, for Shelter Only
204(1)
``Black hair you'd say she had, or rather''
204(2)
Steepletop
206(1)
``Look how the bittersweet with lazy muscle moves aside''
207(2)
``Those hours when happy hours were my estate''
209(1)
``Not to me, less lavish---though my dreams have been splendid''
209(1)
``Tranquility at length, when autumn comes''
210(1)
Sonnet in Dialectic
210(1)
``It is the fashion now to wave aside''
211(1)
``Admetus, from my marrow's core I do''
212(1)
``I will put Chaos into fourteen lines''
212(1)
``And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you''
213(1)
``Felicity of Grief!---even Death being kind''
213(1)
``If I die solvent---die, that is to say''
214(3)
Biographical Note 217(1)
Note on the Texts 218(2)
Notes 220(3)
Index of Titles and First Lines 223