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"This piece shows the lusty side of the 1600th century."

You know what he meant: the 17th century. Or possibly the 16th century. I’ve written before about the trouble students have keeping the ordinals straight when referring to (notice how I resisted writing “referencing”?) centuries, and perhaps this student was trying to avoid making a mistake by making the actual date ordinal. 303 more words

Student Writing

Edna St. Vinent Millay and the Reading Pagoda

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… 144 more words

inert perfection :: edna st. vincent millay

“Inert Perfection, let me chip your shell.
You cannot break it through with that soft beak.
What if you broke it never, and it befell… 69 more words


Aurora My Love

AURORA MY LOVE by David Arthur Walters

Love, though for this you riddle me with darts, And drag me at your chariot until I die, – Oh, heavy prince! 1,501 more words

Illustrated Thursday - Moriturus, stanzas XIX to XXI - Millay

Only Edna St. Vincent Millay could make the tiny scourge of gardeners and farmers worldwide seem heroic in the face of death! We go with her as she explores such themes in “Moriturus.”  If you’d like to see my illustrations of stanzas… 26 more words


Real Life Rock Top 10 (05/09)

1. Caroline Weeks, Songs for Edna (Manimal Vinyl)
An “English Rose” (so described in a press release) setting Edna St. Vincent Millay to music? On the sleeve a leafy, garlanded Ms. 1,568 more words

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