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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Afternoons 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 the lights begin to show
up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
and then start down!

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. It’s a beautiful poem! Which Sterling Press title is it? I have the Poetry for Young People, Robert Louis Stevenson poem book that you edited. I love that book and knowing that you worked on it makes it that more special to me.


    1. It’s an interesting museum in SF. I’m not sure if you remember the albino alligator I mentioned before. This is that museum.
      We finally trekked out here with friends and kids had a blast. They’re pretty good about wearing masks and with social distancing, so I didn’t freak out as much. It was a good day of learning, exploring, and having fun.
      I’m glad you like the poem! It has nice imagery.
      Have a wonderful weekend and hope the weather is cooperative these days!

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      1. It sounds like fun. Well, it is a rainy weekend, but I did manage to get a walk in this morning and some pictures. Given the fact that there is so much severe weather going on these days, I am going to quit complaining so much about our rain.

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