5K views · Feb 28, 2022 poemotopia.com
Listen to Edna St. Vincent Millay's Pulitzer Prize-winning poem "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" (1922). This poem is about a poor mother and her son. She did not have anything to weave dresses for her son. The night before, she magically weaves several dresses for her son and dies with a smile at the corner of her lips.
14K views · Feb 28, 2022 poemotopia.com
Edna St. Vincent Millay's first free-verse poem, "Spring," appears in her 1921 collection, Second April. This piece undermines the babbling beauty of April, spring colors shadowing the tinge of death. Listen to this heart-to-heart reading of Millay's "Spring."
4K views · Mar 8, 2022 poemotopia.com
Published in Millay's first poetry collection, Renascence and Other Poems (1917), Sonnet II: "Time does not bring relief; you all have lied" is all about a speaker longing for her loved one. Time fails to ease her lovelorn heart. Listen how she pines in his remembrance.
4K views · Mar 12, 2022 poemotopia.com
Listen to Millay's powerful voice reading Sonnet 30: "Love Is Not All," from her collection Fatal Interview (1931), chronicling her relationship with poet George Dillon. This sonnet is about love's powerlessness against basic human needs and the speaker's resolution not to sell or trade love for something less.
6K views · Mar 17, 2022 poemotopia.com
Sonnet 43: "What lips my lips have kissed" was first published in Edna St. Vincent Millay's Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems (1923). This sonnet adheres to the Petrarchan form, with the rhyme scheme of ABBAABBA CDEDCE, and is composed in iambic pentameter. It features the poet's forgetfulness of her past lovers on the verge of her youth. Listen to the full sonnet with particular emphasis on the speaker's tone and mood.