Rediscovery of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright of the 20th century. Millay was known for her riveting readings and feminist views. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923.

Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The railroad track is miles away,
And the day is loud with voices speaking,
Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day
But I hear its whistle shrieking.

All night there isn’t a train goes by,
Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,
But I see its cinders red on the sky,
And hear its engine steaming.

My heart is warm with friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing;
Yet there isn’t a train I’d rather take,
No matter where it’s going.

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