A Celebration of Women Writers

"The Unexplorer" by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
From Millay, Edna St. Vincent. A Few Figs From Thistles   New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. p. 23.

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THERE was a road ran past our house
Too lovely to explore.
I asked my mother once–she said
That if you followed where it led
It brought you to the milk-man's door.
(That's why I have not traveled more.)


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom