The Talk That Walked

After Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ink on seven sheets of Chinese paper, total 36 x 110 inches

After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay After Edna St. Vincent Millay

Excerpt from Conscientious Objector by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for death.

I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor.
He is in haste; he has business in Cuba, business in the Balkans, many calls to make this morning.
But I will not hold the bridle while he cinches the girth.
And he may mount by himself: I will not give him a leg up.