Granitic courage

  A cemetery in Camden, Maine. The poet lived for a time as a young person in Camden, which has since become a rather wealthy summer-resort town..

A cemetery in Camden, Maine. The poet lived for a time as a young person in Camden, which has since become a rather wealthy summer-resort town..

“The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;
Now granite in a granite hill.’’

From “The Courage That My Mother Had,’’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), who grew up on the Maine Coast.