Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Renascence

All I could see from where I stood

Was three long mountains and a wood;

I turned and looked another way,

And saw three islands in a bay.

So with my eyes I traced the line

Of the horizon, thin and fine,

Straight around till I was come

Back to where I'd started from;

And all I saw from where I stood

Was three long mountains and a wood.

Over these things I could not see:

These were the things that bounded me.

And I could touch them with my hand,

Almost, I thought, from where I stand!

And all at once things seemed so small

My breath came short, and scarce at all.

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