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Collected Sonnets - Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ruth Bornschlegel, Norma Millay, Elizabeth Barnett
I consider her sonnets world-class, right up there with Shakespeare and Browning, and I favor Millay's.

Mindful of you the sodden earth in spring,
And all the flowers that in the springtime grow;
And dusty roads, and thistles, and the slow
Rising of the round moon; all throats that sing
The summer through, and each departing wing,
And all the nests that the bared branches show;
And all winds that in any weather blow,
And all the storms that the four seasons bring;
You go no more on your exultant feet
Up paths that only mist and morning knew;
Or watch the wind, or listen to the beat
Of a bird's wings too high in air to view,
But you were something more than young and sweet
And fair, and the long year remembers you.