Renascence - Blight Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
Renascence the Musical - Blight Lyrics


(by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Hard seeds of hate I planted   
That should by now be grown,—   
Rough stalks, and from thick stamens   
A poisonous pollen blown,   
And odors rank, unbreathable,
From dark corollas thrown!   

At dawn from my damp garden   
I shook the chilly dew;   
The thin boughs locked behind me   
That sprang to let me through;
The blossoms slept,—I sought a place   
Where nothing lovely grew.   

And there, when day was breaking,   
I knelt and looked around:   
The light was near, the silence
Was palpitant with sound;   
I drew my hate from out my breast   
And thrust it in the ground.   

Oh, ye so fiercely tended,   
Ye little seeds of hate!
I bent above your growing   
Early and noon and late,   
Yet are ye drooped and pitiful,—   
I cannot rear ye straight!   

The sun seeks out my garden,
No nook is left in shade,   
No mist nor mold nor mildew   
Endures on any blade,   
Sweet rain slants under every bough:   
Ye falter, and ye fade.



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