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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


The True Encounter


Wolf! cried my cunning heart
At every sheep it spied,
And roused the countryside.

Wolf! Wolf!and up would start
Good neighbours, bringing spade
And pitchfork to my aid.

At length my cry was known:
Therein lay my release.
I met the wolf alone
And was devoured in peace.



Edna St. Vincent Millay


Edna St. Vincent Millay's other poems:
  1. Low-Tide
  2. Mist in the Valley
  3. The Little Hill
  4. The Singing-Woman from the Woods Edge
  5. The Suicide


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