Thursday, October 10, 2013

"With quiet eyes..."

Photo by Brent

Afternoon on a Hill

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!

"Afternoon on a Hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Selected Poems. © Harper Perennial, 1991.

From "The Writer's Almanac"

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