by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Analysis: Calling Card
Edna St. Vincent Millay is well known for living life to the fullest – and writing all about the passions and joys she encounters along the way. This is no poet of the middle of the road – she's at the extremes. Extreme love, extreme madness, extreme sorrow. That's the "calling card" of her life – and her work. This poem fits right into this amped-up emotional space, taking a simple journey and turning it into a night to remember.