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Emotional Exuberance

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.

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