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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


Boys and girls that held her dear,
Do your weeping now;
All you loved of her lies here.

Brought to earth the arrogant brow,
And the withering tongue
Chastened; do your weeping now.

Sing whatever songs are sung,
Wind whatever wreath,
For a playmate perished young,

For a spirit spent in death.
Boys and girls that held her dear,
All you loved of her lies here.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay's other poems:
  1. Sonnets 08: And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Du
  2. The Bean-Stalk
  3. The Betrothal
  4. The Return from Town
  5. Whereas At Morning In A Jeweled Crown

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Shakespeare Dirge ("Come away, come away, death")
  • Thomas Beddoes Dirge ("We do lie beneath the grass")
  • Felicia Hemans Dirge ("CALM on the bosom of thy God")
  • Adelaide Crapsey Dirge ("NEVER the nightingale")
  • George Darley Dirge ("Prayer unsaid, and mass unsung, Deadman's dirge must still be rung")

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