The Bean-Stalk

  • The Bean-Stalk

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Ho, Giant! This is I!

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  • I have built me a bean-stalk into your sky!

  • La,β€” but it's lovely, up so high!

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  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    This is how I came,β€” I put

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  • Here my knee, there my foot,

  • Up and up, from shoot to shootβ€”

  • And the blessed bean-stalk thinning

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Like the mischief all the time,

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  • Till it took me rocking, spinning,

  • In a dizzy, sunny circle,

  • Making angles with the root,

  • Far and out above the cackle

  • Of the city I was born in,

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Till the little dirty city

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  • In the light so sheer and sunny

  • Shone as dazzling bright and pretty

  • As the money that you find

  • In a dream of finding moneyβ€”