Afternoon on a Hill - Edna St. Vincent Millay
Afternoon on a Hill
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 - 1950
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!