13 juni 2010

~Oh oh (Sonnet)

Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!
Give me back my book and take my kiss instead.
Was it my enemy or my friend I heard,
"What a big book for such a little head!"

Come, I will show you now my newest hat,
And you may watch me purse my mouth and prink!
Oh, I shall love you still, and all of that.
I never again shall tell you what I think.
I shall be sweet and crafty, soft and sly;
You will not catch me reading any more:
I shall be called a wife to pattern by;

And some day when you knock and push the door,
Some sane day, not too bright and not too stormy,
I shall be gone, and you may whistle for me.

Een sonnet van Edna St. Vincent Millay
(1892-1950)

edna millay

2 opmerkingen:

Hermes zei

Bitter-sweet that.

Aputsiaq zei

Ooooh, yes, oh yes...life! I like it...and the picture as well!