Poetry Friday: “Afternoon on a Hill”

“Sunny Days” by Lawrence Alma-Tadema,1874
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

“Afternoon on a Hill”

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!

by Edna St.  Vincent Millay

School ends in three days. Then I will be “the gladdest thing under the sun!”

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15 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “Afternoon on a Hill”

  1. I love your pairing of painting and poem. It’s perfect (to continue the alliterative trifecta)! The last few days of school are long indeed. We finally finished today, but I couldn’t even pull together a PF post this week. I’m impressed with your accomplishment! Hang in there! It won’t be long now!

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