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Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems

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In "Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, readers are transported into a world of beauty, longing, and introspection. Millay's words flow effortlessly, painting vivid images and eliciting deep emotions with each poem.

The collection showcases Millay's talent for capturing the complexities of human relationships, both the joy and pain that come with love and loss. Her poems are filled with raw emotion and vulnerability, making them incredibly relatable and powerful.

One of the standout poems in the collection is "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver," a poignant and heart-wrenching piece that tells the story of a mother's sacrifice for her child. The poem is both haunting and hauntingly beautiful, leaving a lasting impact on the reader.

Overall, "Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems" is a mesmerizing collection that showcases Edna St. Vincent Millay's incredible talent as a poet. Her words are timeless and relevant, speaking to the human experience in a way that is both profound and moving. Highly recommended for poetry lovers and those looking to be swept away by the power of words.

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Although Edna St. Vincent Millay was gaining recognition for her lyrical poems since 1920, it was winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" that established her career as a poet. In 1943, Millay was the sixth person and the second woman to be awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker

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