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In honour of April Poetry Month, one of my favourite poems:

Euclid Alone - Edna St Vincent Millay

Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere
In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese
Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release
From dusty bondage into luminous air.
O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,
When first the shaft into his vision shone
Of light anatomized! Euclid alone
Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they
Who, though once only and then but far away,
Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.

I'm not doing the one poem a day posting (or writing - kudos to everyone doing that) but I am really appreciating all the poetry on my flist.


Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/175351.html.

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hamsterwoman
Apr. 20th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
Yay! I really like Edna St Vincent Millay's poetry, so, nice to see one by her pop up on my flist :)
silverflight8
Apr. 23rd, 2016 04:43 am (UTC)
Me too. So many that give me the shivers.
wordsofastory
Apr. 20th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Edna St Vincent Millay is one of my favorite poets, and this is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!
silverflight8
Apr. 23rd, 2016 04:46 am (UTC)
Same - she's got some extraordinary poems. I still remember the first time I read Dirge Without Music. <3
mamculuna
Apr. 21st, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
Love that poem so much. Thanks.
silverflight8
Apr. 23rd, 2016 04:47 am (UTC)
Always glad to get people to read her poetry! :)
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