Assault

by


Assault was published in Millay's poetry collection, Second April (1921).
An illustration for the story Assault by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
Kunstformen der Natur, plate 68: Batrachia, 1904
An illustration for the story Assault by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
Kunstformen der Natur, plate 68: Batrachia, 1904
An illustration for the story Assault by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
     I

     I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
     After a year of silence, else I think
     I should not so have ventured forth alone
     At dusk upon this unfrequented road.

     II

     I am waylaid by Beauty.  Who will walk
     Between me and the crying of the frogs?
     Oh, savage Beauty, suffer me to pass,
     That am a timid woman, on her way
     From one house to another!


8.3

facebook share button twitter share button google plus share button tumblr share button reddit share button email share button share on pinterest pinterest


Create a library and add your favorite stories. Get started by clicking the "Add" button.
Add Assault to your own personal library.

Return to the Edna St. Vincent Millay Home Page, or . . . Read the next poem; Blight

Or read more short stories for kids in our Children's Library

Anton Chekhov
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Susan Glaspell
Mark Twain
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Herman Melville
Stephen Leacock
Kate Chopin
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson