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Thou Famished Grave


DURATION
3’

INSTRUMENTATION
SSAA, piano

POET

Edna St. Vincent Millay

YEAR COMPOSED
2006

COMMISSIONER
Peninsula Women's Chorus

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TEXT
Thou famished grave, I will not fill thee yet,
Roar though thou dost, I am too happy here;
Gnaw thine own sides, fast on; I have no fear
Of thy dark project, but my heart is set
On living - I have heroes to beget
Before I die; I will not come anear
Thy dismal jaws for many a splendid year;
Till I be old, I aim not to be eat.
I cannot starve thee out: I am thy prey
And thou shalt have me; but I dare defend
That I can stave thee off; and I dare say,
What with the life I lead, the force I spend,
I'll be but bones and jewels on that day,
And leave thee hungry even in the end.