I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed

Edna St. Vincent Millay

‘I, Being born a Woman and Distressed’ is a sonnet written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay. Millay published ‘I, Being born a Woman and Distressed’ in her collection The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems in 1923. 

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