Afternoon on a Hill

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A lovely poem included in Ms. Millay's collection, Renascence and Other Poems (1917). It is studied by young elementary students to learn about poetic form and personification.
An illustration for the story Afternoon on a Hill by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay An illustration for the story Afternoon on a Hill by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay An illustration for the story Afternoon on a Hill by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!


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