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.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
a very carefree poem
LOVE this poem! Captures perfectly the exalted rapturous elevated benevolent mood and sense of life that I would wish was the most part of our days and our lives. Just discovered your blog and, as a lover of poetry and it’s power to express sometimes so perfectly the ineffable joys and sorrows of life, I love it already.
I feel very alive when I read this poem..I paused the movie “Beautiful creatures” to read these lines..love it …<3
With a few lines it has just described for what I feel when I travel, with the quiet eyes…beautiful, contented and warm.
Just found your web site through a search for ‘i thank You God’ by cummings. Then, of course, I just had to read your foundational (title) poem.
Oh My god is there a better poem anywhere. Me and my english teacher both loved this poem! it brings back good memories of my grade school days. Edna St. Vincent Millay is a poetry god!