She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,/ And her mouth on a valentine

witch.jpgwife.jpg(poetry diary 178 – 2/14/17) Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of the day, here are thumb-nails from Julian Peters’ wonderful illustrations of Edna St. Vincent Millet’s “Witch Wife.”  Scroll down on this page to read the whole comic.

Witch-Wife – Edna St. Vincent Millay

She is neither pink nor pale,
    And she never will be all mine;
She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,
    And her mouth on a valentine.
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Read rest of poem 

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